Spring booster jabs will become available across Covid vaccine centres in the UK tomorrow. This comes after the winter booster campaign saw more than 38,000,000 booster doses given out.
Covid vaccines are considered one of the most effective measures to cut your risk of catching and spreading the virus, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
What’s more, the cocktails mixed to trigger your body into producing antibodies can also help prevent serious illness and death.
However, two and even three shots of the jab are not enough as the vaccine immunity wanes after time.
Getting an extra shot is set to offer a “significant” increase in protection against illness from the virus, according to a study by the UK Health Security Agency.
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Now, around five million eligible Britons will be able to get a second booster dose of the Covid jab, the NHS reports.
Can I get a second booster vaccine?
The new rollout will be offered to those vulnerable, including only:
- Care home residents
- Adults who are 75 and over
- People who are immunosuppressed aged 12 and over.
Hundreds of thousands of people, who meet these eligibility criteria, are set to receive an invitation to book their spring coronavirus booster in the upcoming week.
In total, about 600,000 people are expected to receive their invitation to book next week.
Local NHS teams will also be offering immunisations in care homes with hundreds more visits planned in the coming weeks.
How long will the rest of the people have to wait before getting their booster?
The health experts haven’t shared any concrete date yet, however, Mr Javid hinted that millions more may be eligible for extra doses later this year, Daily Mail reports.
Mr Javid explained that the Government would follow the advice of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), saying: “Their most recent advice is they think towards the end of this year, maybe in the autumn, there will be a need to give a lot more people a boost, an offer of a boost. But I’ll wait for that advice.”