UK health chiefs are preparing plans to launch a Covid vaccine in the spring and autumn

Get ready for more boosting punches! UK health chiefs are preparing plans for the spring and autumn rollout – which will be the eighth vaccine for the hundreds of thousands of vulnerable Britons

  • The JCVI eligibility list can still be changed before the program begins
  • This means that millions of Britons will have an eighth vaccine by next winter

The government’s scientific advisers said today that another round of booster Covid vaccines should be phased out this fall.

Health chiefs have also called for the elderly and those who are immunosuppressed to receive an additional dose of the booster vaccine this spring.

This means that millions of Britons will have an eighth vaccine by next winter, if ministers agree to the recommendations.

The government’s scientific advisers said today that another round of booster Covid vaccines should be phased out this fall. They also advised the elderly and those who are immunosuppressed to receive an additional dose of the booster vaccine this spring.

The latest government data shows that 64.5 percent of those aged 50 and over have received a jab.

The latest government data shows that 64.5 percent of those aged 50 and over have received a jab.

The JCVI also advised today that an emergency mutation vaccine response may be required if a new variant emerges with 'clinically significant biological differences' compared to the Omicron variant.

The JCVI also advised today that an emergency mutation vaccine response may be required if a new variant emerges with ‘clinically significant biological differences’ compared to the Omicron variant.

Britain’s historic vaccination campaign, which began in December 2020 – just nine months after Covid was declared a pandemic, has dramatically reduced the threat of the virus and saved tens of thousands of lives.

But the JCVI also advised today that an emergency mutation vaccine response may be required if a new variant emerges with ‘clinically significant biological differences’ compared to the Omicron variant.

The JCVI also said the Fall 2023 Covid booster campaign should be offered to those ‘at higher risk of severe Covid’.

As part of the fall 2022 Covid booster campaign that began in early September last year, those over 50, residents and workers in nursing homes, and frontline health and social care workers are eligible for a shot.

On top of these groups, children 5-49 years of age who are a clinical risk group, living with an immunocompromised person or their caregivers have also been offered a booster shot – similar to an annual flu vaccine.

According to the most recent data published on January 15, 64.5 percent of those 50 and older and 82.4 percent of those 75 and older had received a jab.

In England, the closing of the Autumn Support Campaign and the first reinforcement show will be on February 12th.

The JCVI also advised that the third booster dose that becomes available in 2021, will no longer be offered to those ages 16-49 who are not in a clinical risk group, as of February 12, “as the transmission continues away.” From Pandemic Emergency Response To Pandemic Recovery.”

Professor Wei Chien Lim, Head of COVID-19 Vaccination at JCVI, said: ‘The COVID-19 vaccination program continues to reduce severe illness in the population, while helping to protect the NHS.

This is why we advised planning more booster vaccinations for people at high risk of serious illness through the fall booster program later this year.

She added: “We will also soon be providing definitive advice on a spring booster program for those at higher risk.”

Health chiefs have yet to decide which vaccine to use.

But the Brits got shots from Pfizer or Moderna on earlier booster launches.

During the fall 2022 campaign, some were also offered an updated combined version of the booster vaccine, which includes half a dose of the previous vaccine with a half dose of the vaccine against the Omicron variant.

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