Covid booster jabs extended to people aged 40 to 49, says JCVI

Covid booster jabs extended to people aged 40 to 49, says JCVI

Covid booster jabs extended to people aged 40 to 49, says JCVI

The Guardian says Covid booster vaccines will be extended to those aged between 40 and 49 in England and Scotland after being approved by the government’s vaccines watchdog, which also gave approval for teenagers aged 16 and 17 to receive second jabs.

The announcements, made in a virtual briefing by Prof Wei Shen Lim, the chair of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), will be welcomed by ministers, who have been keen to extend vaccination programmes before winter.

Immediately after the JCVI gave the green light for boosters for over-40s, the health secretary, Sajid Javid, said the advice had been accepted in England. “I have asked the NHS to prepare to offer those eligible a vaccine as soon as possible,” he said.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/nov/15/uk-vaccine-advisers-set-to-approve-covid-booster-jabs-for-under-50s


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