Booster Covid vaccines to be offered to over 50s to smooth ‘bumpy’ winter

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Booster vaccines will be offered to people aged 50 and over, those in care homes, and frontline health and social care workers, the Government has announced.

Professor Jonathan Van-Tam, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England, revealed the recommendation in a conference on Tuesday.

Experts said the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine should be used as the booster dose for more than 30 million people in the UK, and that it was safe to be given alongside the usual winter flu jab.

All those who are clinically extremely vulnerable and anyone aged 16 to 65 in an at-risk group group for Covid – who were in priority groups one to nine during the initial vaccine rollout – will also be eligible for a jab.

Three vaccines have been approved as safe and effective as boosters – AstraZeneca, Pfizer and Moderna – but experts have decided to opt for Pfizer as a preference after studies showed it is well tolerated and works well as a booster.

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