Coronavirus vaccine booster jabs rolled out to over-40s

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Coronavirus booster jabs are to be rolled out to those in their 40s, after research found a third dose could cut infection rates by 80 per cent.

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation said everyone in their 40s would be asked to come forward six months after their second jab.

The rollout of second doses to those in their 40s began in June, meaning many of those in the cohort will become eligible before Christmas.

Until now, boosters have been offered only to those in priority groups, including all over-50s. So far 12.6million have had booster jabs, but around 32million will be eligible by the end of this year.

Opening up boosters to those in their 40s means another 8million people will be able to book jabs, scheduling them for six months after their second dose.

Read the full story here: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/11/15/coronavirus-vaccine-booster-jabs-rolled-over-40s/

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