Latest JCVI announcements
On Monday, the JCVI announced a number of changes to the vaccination programme. This includes:
- Extending the booster programme to cohorts 11 and 12, meaning all adults over the age of 18 will be eligible for a booster
- Reducing the current six-month interval down to three months following the second or third primary dose
- All 12-15-year-olds are eligible for a second dose at 12 weeks following the first dose (as are 16-17-year-olds).
We kindly ask patients not to contact the practice regarding Covid-19 Booster vaccinations. Please instead wait to be contacted by the NHS. The booster will be offered in order of descending age groups, with priority given to the vaccination of older adults and those in a COVID-19 at-risk group. National communications to clarify the situation will follow shortly.
Information on the vaccine is available on www.nhs.uk