April 25 (Reuters) - UK officials are close to finalising a
deal to purchase tens of millions more doses of the Pfizer
COVID-19 vaccine in time for a third booster dose to be
given to the elderly this autumn, the Sunday Times reported https://bit.ly/3gDd8dd.
Government sources told the newspaper that they hope to
roughly double the UK's original order of 40 million jabs.
If talks succeed, the extra stock may also be used for those
in their 20s, who are to be offered an alternative to the
AstraZeneca jab, the report added. Britain's NHS will
start inviting those in their 30s for vaccines by the end of
(Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Daniel