Published On: Tue, Sep 14th, 2021
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UK to Offer COVID-19 Booster Shots to Over 50son September 14, 2021 at 10:13 pm

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Those in England who are over 50 years old will be offered a third dose of a CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus vaccine, Health Secretary Sajid Javid said on Monday. It’s part of the government’s autumn and winter plan (pdf) to manage the CCP virus pandemic and other seasonal illnesses such as influenza. Announcing the plan to Parliament on Tuesday, the health secretary said that the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has advised the government to offer booster doses to priority groups 1–9 in the same order as the first phase of the CCP virus vaccination rollout. The groups include care home residents and workers, over 50s, and people over 16 years old with underlying health conditions. The JCVI said the booster jabs should be offered at least six months after the second dose. In addition to booster jabs for the priority groups, the government’s plan also includes giving one …

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