UK to roll out Covid booster jabs for over-50s

| | London
  • 0

UK to roll out Covid booster jabs for over-50s

Wednesday, 15 September 2021 | PTI | London

The British Government will be accepting an expert panel’s recommendation and begin the rollout of booster vaccine shots across England for over-50s from next week, UK Health Secretary Sajid Javid told Parliament on Tuesday.

Tabling the government’s winter strategy to tackle Covid-19, Javid told the House of Commons that the National Health Service (NHS) in England is preparing for the rollout following the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation’s (JCVI) recommendation earlier.

Wales has also accepted the JCVI advice, with other devolved regions of the UK — Scotland and Northern Ireland — also expected to follow.

“I can confirm that I have accepted the JCVI’s advice and that the NHS is preparing to offer booster doses from next week,” said Javid.

“There’s evidence that the protection offered by Covid-19 vaccines reduces over time, particularly older people who are at greater risk, so booster doses are an important way of keeping the virus under control for the long-term,” he said.

Among the other announcements for the government’s winter strategy of “living with the virus” without the need to resort to further full lockdowns, Javid also outlined a “Plan B” of contingency measures, including working from home and face coverings.

State Editions

CM attends tribute meeting of late Dr NP Mishra

20 September 2021 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Eco friendly Ganesha Chaturthi celebrated

20 September 2021 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Survivor stories of Indian armymen showcased through film I Will Live

20 September 2021 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Under Gamak series, Bhopalites enjoy classical dance, music

20 September 2021 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Sunday Edition

Mu-tation worry

19 September 2021 | SUPRIYA RAMESH | Sunday Pioneer

Talktime | ‘TO be An actor One has to be brave’

19 September 2021 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer

A noe bolt idea

19 September 2021 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer

Bollt World

19 September 2021 | IANS | Sunday Pioneer

Masterstroke

19 September 2021 | Pioneer | Sunday Pioneer

NatureTalk

19 September 2021 | Pioneer | Sunday Pioneer