Next round of Covid booster jabs to start within days – are you eligible? | The Sun
THE next round of Covid booster jabs will start on Monday.
Five million high-risk Brits will be eligible for a spring vaccine to keep them out of hospital.
Doctors will visit care homes from Monday, April 3, and phone and online bookings will open on Wednesday for over-75s and people with weak immune systems.
NHS vaccination director Steve Russell said: “We are learning to live with Covid but it is still really important that those at greatest risk come forward and boost their protection.
“There are still around 8,000 people in hospital with Covid, according to the latest data.
“If you are over 75 or you have a weakened immune system, please book a vaccine this spring so you can enjoy summer with peace of mind.”
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Figures last week showed 1.7million people were infected and cases were rising.
OAPs must keep topping up their immunity because it wears off faster than in younger people.
The booster offer – as well as all vaccinations for people in low risk groups – will end on June 30.
Health Secretary Steve Barclay added: “It’s quick and easy and will give the protection you need for the months ahead.”
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