UK to start Covid vaccine booster programme


Britain plans to roll out its Covid-19 booster jab programme to target frontliners, the elderly, and the clinically vulnerable. The country is bracing itself for the winter, which may lead to a rise in coronavirus infections. – EPA pic, September 14, 2021.

FRONTLINE health and social care workers, older people, and the clinically vulnerable in Britain will be receiving a booster jab against Covid-19 from next week, the government announced today.

Health minister Sajid Javid told parliament he had approved a recommendation from advisory body the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) to start the programme.


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