Millions of adults will be introduced to a Corona virus Booster from next week.
The campaign is to ensure that the weakest are protected from the virus during the winter months – when respiratory illnesses are more likely to spread.
The Joint Vaccination and Immunization Committee (JCVI) has recommended a rollout for people over the age of 50, those living and working in elderly care homes, and frontline health and social care workers.
All those who are medically weak and between 16 and 65 years of age in the CVD risk group – who were in one to nine priority groups at the start of the initial vaccine – will also be eligible for additional jobs.
But can you still get the flu this winter if you’re ever getting a bovid booster?
The answer is yes. JCVI experts say it is safe to get both the corona virus and the flu virus at the same time.
People will be able to get both vaccines on the same day, preferably with one shot in each arm.
The flu vaccine is offered every year on the NHS to protect people from the risk of contracting the flu. You can find out more. Here’s to seeing if you’re eligible.
Health Secretary Sajid Javed told Commons that the NHS would contact all those eligible for the booster job.
He told MPs on Tuesday: “There is evidence that the protection offered by the Covid 19 vaccine decreases over time, especially (in older people) who are at higher risk, so booster Foods are an important way to keep the virus under control for a long time.
They will be given GP surgery and vaccination centers.
During a Downing Street briefing, Professor Wei Shan Lim, Chairman of COD-19 Immunization for JCVI, said: “The UK’s COVID 19 vaccination program has been extremely successful in saving people from hospitalization and death And the main purpose of the booster program is to prolong this protection and reduce serious illness as we move into the colder months. “
While Professor Jonathan Van Tom, the UK’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer, emphasized that the Covid 19 booster campaign could offer the possibility of a “normal winter life”, he added that the third vaccine “covers Covid War stuff”. Will keep “.