COVID-19: Over-50s to get booster jabs

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Published on 14 Sep 2021, 11:07
Booster COVID jabs will be offered to people aged 50 and over, those in care homes, and frontline health and social care workers, the government has announced.

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) said ideally the Pfizer vaccine should be used for a booster, or alternatively a half-dose of a Moderna jab.

And the Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Professor Jonathan Van-Tam said the success of the UK's vaccination programme have saved more than 100,000 lives.

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