According to the health department, the Covid-19 vaccine booster program has been extended to 40-49.
In a statement, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization (JCVI) recommends that all adults 40 years old and older receive the Booster vaccine after six months of their first vaccination.
For the sake of Christmas, ministers are urging people to get boosters. The MHRA has issued a statement regarding the Covid booster vaccine: The MHRA’s chief executive, Dr June Raine, stated: “We are pleased with the announcement from the JCVI that booster campaigns have been extended to 40-49-year-olds.
In addition, this will further strengthen our ability to protect people against Covid-19 and save people lives.
“Based on our current safety monitoring, we have found that Covid-19 vaccines maintain a positive safety record for most people. Our initial assessment expected most reported reactions and side effects, including injection site reactions and influenza-like symptoms.
“We are not concerned about any new safety concerns from our proactive monitoring of booster doses.
“We are also grateful for the recommendation for 16- to 17-year-olds to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.”
She added: “People can be reassured that when we approved the young people to get booster vaccine. All the clinical trial data had been thoroughly reviewed for the Pfizer vaccine for the 16 and 17 years old in December 2020.
“We continue to scrutinise all available data closely, and our robust surveillance programme includes monitoring all suspected reactions for adolescents and adults.
16-17-Year-Olds Should Get A Second Covid Jab
The committee also said 16- and 17-year-olds should come forward for a second dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech jab – which should be given at least 12 weeks after the first.
The JCVI said that broadening the booster campaign and offering a second jab to 16- and 17-year-olds will “help extend our protection into 2022”.
“We carefully investigate all suspected records. In a study conducted by the Commission on Human Medicines, the Expert Working Group found that some patients suffered from myocarditis (inflammation of the heart) after receiving the Covid-19 vaccine, but overall the risk-benefit balance remains favorable.”
The NHS Covid Booster Jab Booking Process
According to NHS England, we invited people can book appointments at a vaccination clinic or pharmacy through the national booking system.
You will receive a text message from “NHSvaccine” and be able to reserve an appointment via the NHS website.
Those who cannot book online can call the 119 services instead.