Omicron targeted Booster approved by NIAC

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New Covid-19 vaccine boosters which protect against strains of the Omicron variant will be rolled out from next month. The National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) has recommended authorised adapted bivalent vaccines for all those aged 12 years and older who are eligible for a booster vaccination. The new boosters include components of the original virus strain of Sars-CoV-2 and the Omicron variant.

First booster doses continue to be offered to people aged 12 and older and people aged 5 to 11 with a weak immune system who have yet to receive one.
Second boosters are being offered to the following:
  • People aged 50 to 64
  • People aged over 12 who are at high risk of severe illness
  • People aged over 12 in a long-term care facility
  • Healthcare workers
  • Pregnant women (over 16 weeks)
Anyone who is eligible for both a flu vaccine and a Covid booster vaccine can receive them at the same time from participating GPs and pharmacies from next month once its been at least four months since their last Covid-19 vaccine or infection.


 
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