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Autumn and winter plan 2021
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Booster vaccine dose for people most at risk from COVID-19
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Booking opens for COVID-19 booster vaccines (from NHS England website)
Published 21 September 2021
Secretary of State for Transport: statement to Parliament on international travel
Published 20 September 2021
New rules for international travel to England
Published 17 September 2021
Shielding programme ends for clinically extremely vulnerable
Published 15 September 2021
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