UK Boosters Every 3 Months

1 year ago

29 Nov 2021 - UK Health Secretary Sajid Javid’s a statement on Covid-19 and the new Omicron variant.

"The JCVI published its advice in the last hour.

First, it advised that the minimum dose interval for booster jabs should be halved from six months to three months.

Second, that the booster programme should be expanded to include all remaining adults aged 18 and above.

Third, that these boosters should be offered, by age group, in a descending order to protect those who are most vulnerable to the virus.

So, priority will be given to older adults and people over 16 who are at risk.

Fourth, that severely immunosuppressed people aged 16 or above who’ve received three primary doses should now also be offered a booster dose.

Finally, that children aged between 12 and 15 should be given a second dose, 12 weeks from the first dose.

I have accepted this advice in full.

With this new variant on the offensive, these measures will protect more people more quickly and make us better protected as a nation."

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