British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a new effort to get the country coronavirus booster shots by New Year’s Day, saying the region faces a “tidal wave” of new coronavirus infections. In a national broadcast Sunday evening, Johnson said the government will try to get boosters to residents 18 and older by the end of the month. His original timeline had been to have the U.K. up to three vaccine doses by the end of January.The booster effort is a “national mission,” with offerings of pop-up vaccination centers and daily clinics. Johnson said he expects adults whose last shots were at least three months ago to be able to walk in or book appointments starting Monday. A health worker administers a booster dose of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine in west London on Dec. 4.Daniel Leal / AFP via Getty Images fileJohnson warned that “there is a tidal wave of omicron coming.””At this point, our scientists cannot say that omicron is less severe,” Johnson said. “And even if that proved to be true, we already know it is so much more transmissible that a wave of omicron through a population that was not boosted would risk a level of hospitalization that

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