Breaking: Over-50s among those to be offered booster jabs from next week

Breaking: Over-50s among those to be offered booster jabs from next week

Over-50s among those to be offered booster jabs from next week

The government have confirmed that booster jabs will be offered to the over-50s, those in care homes, and frontline health and social care workers as of next week. 

The first choice mRNA vaccine, based on trial outcomes, for a booster, is the Pfizer jab, or a half-dose of a Moderna jab as it works just as well. Those unable to have an mRNA vaccine due to allergies should have an AstraZeneca vaccine booster.

A third dose shouldn’t be given until six months after a person has had their second shot. 

Sajid Javid told the Commons: “I can confirm I’ve accepted the JCVI’s advice and the NHS is preparing to offer booster doses from next week.”

Those eligible for a booster jab will be contacted by the NHS. The jabs will take place at mass vaccination centres and GP surgeries. 


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