When will YOU be eligible for your Covid boost shot

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has pledged ALL adults will receive a booster Covid vaccine by the end of January.

The NHS will invite people to resume when three months have passed since the second Covid test.

Millions more Britons will be able to increase their level of protection against Covid


Millions more Britons will be able to increase their level of protection against CovidCredit: LNP
Boris Johnson has pledged that everyone will receive a booster dose of Covid by the end of January


Boris Johnson has pledged that everyone will receive a booster dose of Covid by the end of JanuaryCredit: AP

Ambitious goals come amid widespread concern Omicron variant, was first discovered in South Africa and is now confirm 22 times in the UK.

Its mutations make it capable of weakening vaccines and it can spread faster than Delta.

NS AFTERNOON told a Downing Street briefing today that if you get your first hit, “your reaction will be stronger,” with evidence showing it’s up to 93 percent higher than Delta.

He said people will be offered “at the end of January”, working in descending order of age.

With the interval between the second and booster dose shortened, about 6.9 million people over the age of 40 are eligible.

After everyone in their 40s is invited, those over 35 will be next, moving through the 5-year age groups to the final 18s.

People became eligible when three months had passed since the second dose – half of the previous six-month criteria.

In total, 53 million people will be invited to strengthen, up from the 30 million most vulnerable in September.

The NHS will limit first access to older groups and prioritize the vulnerable, to ensure they have one more shot of Moderna or Pfizer, before contacting Britons younger to make an appointment.

And the public was told not to contact the NHS, but to wait for their invitation.

Mr Johnson said: “So even if you had a second clash more than three months ago and you’re eligible now, please don’t try and book until the NHS tells you it’s your turn. ”

The Prime Minister said we were “throwing everything at it” to increase the ability of the NHS to give millions of people another dose of the vaccine.

Speaking from No10, he said: “There will be makeshift vaccination centers springing up like Christmas trees and we will be deploying at least 400 military personnel to support our NHS efforts, alongside with an amazing army of volunteers.

“We have done almost 18 million boosters across the UK but we have millions more to do to protect the most vulnerable.

“We will then move quickly down the teams and work together with the evolving regulatory bodies that we want to ramp up capacity across the UK to the levels we have achieved in our efforts. previous vaccinations.

“We’re going to throw everything at it to make sure everyone who is eligible gets that booster, like I said, in just over two months.”

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Amanda Pritchard, chief executive of NHS England, said staff were working at “breakfast speed” to expand the deployment of the booster jab.

It comes after the JCVI, the expert panel on vaccines, yesterday recommended that all adults get a booster dose in response to the Omicron variant.

Health Minister Sajid Javid, also at today’s briefing, said everyone should get vaccinated to “give ourselves the best chance of a Christmas with our loved ones”.

“What we are seeing recently has brought back memories of the stress of last winter,” he said.

“But while we can’t say for sure what lies ahead, we have a big advantage that we didn’t have back then: our vaccination program, did a lot to prevent this type of virus. withdraw this.

“But these defenses will only keep us safe if we use them. This is a national mission and we all have a role to play.

“If we want to give ourselves the best chance of spending Christmas with our loved ones, the best thing we can do is stand up, roll up our sleeves and be protected when the time comes.”

Millions of Britons will soon receive their Covid boost shot in a bid to boost the nation’s immunity.

An additional 13 million people over 18 will be eligible for a third shot before the end of the year.

Experts hope cutting the gap between the second and third injections by six to three months will allow the UK to stay ahead of the new Covid variant.

Children aged 12 to 15 will also receive a second dose of the vaccine, in an effort to boost the nation’s immunity to the virus. worrisome new tension.

Severely immunosuppressed patients who have received three doses of the vaccine will also receive a fourth booster dose.

Ministers have pledged to continue to “front” in the fight against the fearsome new variant of Omicron.

Professor Jonathan Van-Tam describes the variant as “the new kid on the block”, warning scientists around the world are still concerned.

He told the nation at a Downing Street briefing on Monday: “It’s always been the case that at some point we’re going to get a variation that worries us more.

“We’re at that point with Omicron.”

However, the expert said while more data is needed, it is hoped that while the variant appears to be able to cause more infections, it will not cause more severe illness.

He admits the mutations in Omicron – more than 30 animals – are worrying, with some mutations never seen before.

However, he said the variant raging in South Africa, which has seen the majority of cases, is unlikely to send many people to hospital at the moment.

Professor Wei Shen Lim, chairman of the JCVI, said although that did not mean they predicted a Covid wave would reach the UK, allowing people over 18 to have boosters would National leader to better settle one.

“Having a booster dose of vaccine increases our protection against the Omicron variant,” he said.

“This is an important way for us to reduce the impact of this variation on our lives, especially in the coming months.”

Dr. June Raine, CEO of MHRA, supports the recommendation to deploy boosters for people over 18 years of age.

“Our safety monitoring to date shows that the Covid-19 vaccine continues to have a positive safety profile for the majority of people,” she said.

“We make sure that all reports of suspicion are followed up carefully. When you’re called in for a booster dose, you can be confident that the benefits in preventing severe Covid-19 far outweigh the risks. all risks.”

She added that it is “very likely” a review on whether to approve Pfizer jab for children under 5 will be finished before Christmas.

“The logic to be able to change the distance… this variant, the Omicron variant is out in the world now, it hasn’t reached the UK in high numbers yet, and if it could it would be nice if it could. boost people’s antibody levels to high to give them the maximum chance of not being infected with this new variant.”

Ministers and scientists are trying to figure out how Infectious and dangerous omicrons To be.

However, a doctor in South Africa stated that the variant did not cause loss of taste or smell but had “unusual” and “mild” symptoms – including intense fatigue and a high heart rate.

Meanwhile, the Prime Minister announced over the weekend that new restrictions would be in place to keep the lid on the new mutant variant.

MPs will vote on new restrictions, including mandatory face coverings on public transport and in shops, within 28 days of the law being enacted before the Commons today.

Professor Anthony Harnden, Vice Chair of the Joint Committee on Immunization and Immunization (JCVI), told BBC Breakfast this morning that there are two strategies to deal with this variation.

“Either we improve immunity in the population or we find a suitable vaccine,” he said.

The expert warned that if Omicron had a vaccine that got out and “turned out to have a transmission advantage, then it makes sense to have a new vaccine”.

Professor Van-Tam praised the Army of Sun’s Jabs, which are back in action to have more vaccines in their weapons, saying: “We are very grateful to your army of volunteers for the help they have given. give.”

The Sun has launched a new appeal for volunteers after announcing that the booster shot could be done sooner.

We need 25,000 NHS volunteers to respond to help at hundreds of immunization centers across the UK.

And with the scientists urging anyone eligible for a booster shot before December 11 and under 18 years old to be considered for a second shot, Jabs Army need you.

Volunteers are needed across the UK but there are currently 20 areas in dire need of support.

Similar about JVT’s latest Covid football:

“We started with 11 players on the team with Wuhan, then got a few injuries when Alpha and Delta came alone.

“We had to use subscribers to keep us in the game. But we’re doing well in the game, you can see the vaccine is keeping us well and keeping us out of trouble.

“Omicron got a yellow card. We could be fine, but we fear that we will play with 10 players.

“If that’s a risk, we need everyone on the field to practice their matches in the meantime.

“We will not wait for a red card, we will act decisively now. We are asking everyone to play their part in the urgency of the ramp-up program.”

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