Third jab for people with weakened Immune systems

Half a million people with severely weakened immune systems are to be offered third Covid vaccine shots in a move that will increase debate over the rollout of booster jabs for the wider population.

The NHS will provide third doses for those aged 12 and up who have severely compromised or suppressed immune systems at a time decided by their clinicians. It follows a recommendation on Wednesday from the government’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).

Health officials said the shots were not boosters, which are given to prolong people’s protection, but instead form part of the primary vaccination schedule for 400,000 to 500,000 vulnerable UK patients.

Source: The Guardian