Covid booster to be rolled out this Autumn with millions excluded under current advice

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Covid boosters in Autumn will be prioritised for the most vulnerable, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has advised.

Vulnerable adults will be at the front of the queue alongside frontline social care and health workers.

The JCVI has published its interim advice for the Government ahead of the colder months on how to best protect us and maintain our protection against Covid-19.

Here is who will get the booster jab in Autumn, under the current guidance.

Under current JCVI advice, a Covid booster jab should be offered to the following:

  • Residents in a care home for older adults and staff
  • Frontline health and social care workers
  • All those 65 years of age and over
  • Adults aged 16 to 64 years who are in a clinical risk group

The JCVI published interim advice for the likes of the NHS, care homes and wider health community to help them with their operational planning ahead of autumn