LONDON (Reuters) – People in Britain must come forward for COVID-19 vaccines when they are eligible if new COVID restrictions this winter are to be avoided, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday.

“If we want to avoid new restrictions on our daily lives, we must all get vaccinated as soon as we are eligible,” Johnson said at a news conference after the booster vaccination programme was expanded.

“Please go and get vaccinated to protect yourself and others, and, in doing so, we can help to ensure that we can continue in the way that we are: sticking to our plan of using vaccination to control this virus.”

(Reporting by Alistair Smout; Editing by Kate Holton)