UK Covid booster vaccine: Pfizer and Moderna will be available – what would you do if AstraZeneca was your only option?

Imagine if AstraZeneca was available to you.

Anyone under 40 and pregnant is not eligible for the AstraZeneca vaccination.

Except for those who experienced severe side effects, everyone should receive the second dose of the vaccine. What about the booster?

Today, The JCVI declared that “Where mRNA vaccinations are not available, such as due to allergy, AstraZeneca may be considered.”

The Department of Health and Social Care (DOH&SC) ordered 60 million more doses of vaccine in April to support the booster campaign.

Professor Wei Shen Lim is the Chair of COVID-19 Immunization for the JCVI. He stated: “The UK’s COVID-19 vaccine programme has been enormously successful in protecting people from hospitalisation and even death. The main purpose of the booster program is to extend that protection and decrease serious diseases as we move towards the winter months.

The JCVI recommends that a booster be given to those most at risk to maximize protection against an unpredicted winter. These people are likely to be eligible for an annual flu vaccine, and we recommend that they take advantage of this opportunity.

Publiated at Tue 14 Sep 2021 11:54:00 +0000

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