The data currently suggests the vaccines are working well against the dominant Covid strain in the UK – the B.1.1.7 variant, commonly known as the Kent variant.
However, the Government has now announced a booster vaccine programme, which could help protect people against Covid variants in the future.
Matt Hancock said at a Downing Street press briefing on Wednesday: “To keep us safe and free here, while we get this disease under control across the whole world, we have been working on a programme of booster shots for over a year now.
“And we’ve backed some of the only clinical trials in the world looking specifically at booster shots.
“I’m delighted to be able to tell you that we’ve secured a further 60 million doses of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine that will be used alongside others as part of our booster shot programme later this year.”