Spring COVID boosters being offered to over 75s and clinically vulnerable

Over 75s and those who are clinically vulnerable will be invited to book an additional COVID booster this week, as the NHS launches its spring booster programme.
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A second booster jab will be offered to adults over the age of 75, care home residents and the most vulnerable over-12s.

The booster jab must be administered six months after the previous dose andn will be offered to:

  • adults aged 75 years and over
  • residents in a care home for older adults
  • individuals aged 12 years and over who are immunosuppressed, or have weakened immune systems

Local NHS teams will also offer vaccinations in care homes - with hundreds of visits planned in the coming weeks.

Eligible adults will be offered either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, with those aged between 12-18 offered the Pfizer vaccine.

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) said vaccinating these groups was a "precautionary" move and did not mean there was any current danger to their health.

However, because people in these groups are at higher risk from COVID, have weaker immune systems than other people and were last vaccinated in September or October 2021, their protection from previous vaccines may reduce more quickly.

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