A huge Covid booster vaccine programme is set to begin in a matter of weeks it is being reported tonight.

More than 32 million people, including all over 50s and those who are immuno-compromised, are to be offered booster shots it is claimed.

The first third doses could be given from September 6 according to the Telegraph.

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More than 2,000 pharmacies would be at the forefront of the roll-out, they say, with the aim of delivering 2.5million doses a week.

That would mean the entire cohort deemed as the most vulnerable to the virus being jabbed for a third time before Christmas.

Plans to combine the rollout with the flu jab rollout, with one vaccine being given in each arm, have also been mooted government sources told.

Whilst ministers are also said to be considering giving people different jabs to the shot they recieved the first time, after evidence mixing vaccines could produce a stronger immune response.

The Department of Health announced in June that their plan was to offer booster jabs from September.

The first third does could be given on September 6 it has been reported

At that time they said advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) on who would be prioritised would "take into account the latest epidemiological situation, additional scientific data from trials such as Cov-Boost, real-time surveillance of the effectiveness of the vaccines over time and emerging variants."

Addng the advice could change nearer the time.

They said details of the flu vaccine rollout would be released nearer the time.

It comes as the government steps up attempts to get more people in younger age groups to take up the offer of a vaccine.

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Around 30 percent of people aged under 30 have still not come forward for their first jab.

The government today announced commercial tie-ups which would see young people offered discounts with popular brands such as like Deliveroo and Uber if they get jabbed.

And according to Mail Online more deals were expected in the coming days with cinema chains, coffee franchises and high street restaurants potentially involved.