Coming soon Autum covid 19 boosters

Posted by: karenbarron2 - Posted on:

The boosters would be for more vulnerable adults, alongside frontline social care and health workers, in order to maintain their protection over the winter against severe COVID-19.

As in autumn 2021, the primary objective of the 2022 autumn booster programme will be to increase population immunity and protection against severe COVID-19, specifically hospitalisation and death, over the winter period.

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation’s (JCVI’s) current view is that in autumn 2022, a COVID-19 vaccine should be offered to:

  1. residents in a care home for older adults and staff
  2. frontline health and social care workers
  3. all those 65 years of age and over
  4. adults aged 16 to 64 years who are in a clinical risk group
  5. The Practice will be inviting Patients in order of vulnerability following guidance from the JCVI.