New measures in England came into force on Tuesday to try to halt the spread of the Omicron variant.
The prime minister is expected to set out plans for the UK's booster programme later on Tuesday.
Glynn Steel, 54, from Malvern, Worcestershire, died after a two-week battle with coronavirus after refusing the COVID jab because it was tested on animals, his wife said.
Michelle Barlow, 51, died after suffering a blood clot that was 'likely' to have been caused by the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine, an inquest at Bolton Coroner's Court heard.
Dame Kate Bingham said the lessons from COVID should be used to treat the threat of a future pandemic as 'serious as defence threats'.
There were COVID-19 protests that turned violent in several European countries at the weekend.
Ivy-Rose Court was just nine days old when she died last month, having tested positive for Covid a week after she was born and also suffered complications due to her premature birth.
Niccii Gillett said a sixth of her staff in Woking, Surrey, have already resigned due to the requirement rather than face dismissal.
Some six million people who are eligible for a third dose of the COVID vaccine in England are yet to have one.
Mortality rates for coronavirus deaths were found to be “consistently lower” for those who had had both doses.
The government's chief scientific advisor warned the situation with COVID-19 in the UK is unpredictable
Guillain-Barre syndrome, a rare autoimmune disorder affecting the nerves, has been added to the list of potential side effects of the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine.
Dr Chris Smith, a virologist from the University of Cambridge said the UK could already be close to 100,000 COVID cases as 'we just don't know about lots of them'.
Professor Neil Ferguson said there are a number of reasons why the UK's infection rate is higher than that of other European nations.