Who will be eligible for a third Covid jab in the UK?

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Half a million people in the UK who have severely weakened immune systems are to be offered third shots of Covid vaccines in an effort to improve their protection against the disease.

So what is the advice, who is eligible, and where does this leave plans for an autumn booster programme?

What is the new advice on vaccines?

The government’s independent vaccine advisers, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), has recommended a third shot of Covid vaccine for people with severely weakened immune systems. The committee estimates 400,000 to 500,000 patients aged 12 and over are eligible in the UK.


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