NHS booster vaccine programme has started for over 50s

NHS booster vaccine programme has started for over 50s

The NHS has started to roll out the booster jab on Thursday for over 50s, frontline health workers, those who are vulnerable aged between 16 and 49 and six months must have passed since the second jab.

Over the coming days GP vaccination services will start and the full rollout across the country.

Nikki Kanani, deputy lead for the vaccination programme, said, “Now that the decision has been taken by the JCVI and once the relevant checks are in place, the NHS will invite you for your booster vaccination.

“There is no need to contact the NHS, we will be in touch with you when it is your turn to get your booster vaccine – at least six months on since your last dose.”

In a statement, Health Secretary Sajid Javid said, “It is brilliant to see that the first booster jabs are being rolled out today, thanks to the phenomenal efforts of the NHS who continue to work tirelessly to help us fight Covid-19 and protect the most vulnerable.”

Published at Thu, 16 Sep 2021 14:44:40 +0000

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