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Sophie Buchan

Who in Glasgow will get covid jag as spring and autumn boosters planned

People who are at a higher risk of developing "severe covid" are being advised to get a booster this spring and autumn.

The 2022 covid autumn booster vaccination campaign began in September last year with high uptakes for the (third) booster dose.

According to the website following the high uptake rates for the "initial (third) booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine in December 2021, further uptake has been low at less than 0.1 per cent per week since April 2022 in all eligible people under 50 years of age.

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"Similarly, uptake of primary course vaccination, which has been widely available since 2021, has plateaued in recent months across all age groups."

Although covid is still circulating, the government have said that we are still transitioning away from a pandemic emergency response towards pandemic recovery.

So who should get the vaccine? Here is what you need to know.

Who is eligible for the 2023 autumn and spring covid boosters and when will people receive them?

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) have said that people who are older or who are immunosuppressed should get an extra booster in the spring.

However, no specific details have been released about this yet.

It is also being recommended that people get a booster this autumn with more details to be released about how people can get theirs.

What have the JCVI said about the 2023 covid booster?

Discussing the latest recommendation from the JCVI, Professor Wei Shen Lim, Chair of COVID-19 vaccination on the JCVI, said: "The COVID-19 vaccination programme continues to reduce severe disease across the population, while helping to protect the NHS.

"That is why we have advised planning for further booster vaccines for persons at higher risk of serious illness through an autumn booster programme later this year.

"We will very shortly also provide final advice on a spring booster programme for those at greatest risk."

You can keep up-to-date with who qualifies for a covid booster vaccine on the NHS website here.


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