Covid boosters can be offered to all UK over-50s, watchdog confirms

Posted by on September 14, 2021 6:30 am
Categories: Global Stories

JCVI recommends Pfizer/BioNTech jab be used as booster regardless of vaccine received first time around

Covid boosters will be offered to all over-50s and those at severe risk of the disease as part of the “toolbox” of measures for controlling coronavirus over the autumn and winter following guidance from the government’s vaccine advisers.

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) said a third dose of vaccine would top up the immunity in those whose protection had likely waned since they completed their first round of shots earlier in the year.

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