Tieners oud 16 and over can get booster jab from TODAYin push to crush Omicron

SIXTEEN and 17-year-olds will able to get a Covid booster jab from today.

Meer as 600,000 in the age group in England have had their second jab — and will be able to get boosted as they reach three months after the second dose.

Sixteen and 17-year-olds will able to get a Covid booster jab from today

Sixteen and 17-year-olds will able to get a Covid booster jab from todayKrediet: AFP

Dr Nikki Kanani, deputy lead for NHS vaccinations, said it would enable the teenagers to “stay at school and continue socialising”.

Invitations will be sent out this week, met 40,000 eligible from today.

The NHS said invitations will encourage people in the age group to book their appointment online or to find their nearest walk-in centre.

Gesondheidsekretaris Sajid Javid gesê: “We’re now extending the programme to 16 and 17-year-olds so they can top-up their immunity this winter to keep themselves and their friends safe.

“We can learn to live with Covid-19 if everybody comes forward for their vaccines and gets boosted now

Hy het bygevoeg: “More than four in five adults in England have already been boosted, helping to protect them from severe illness and reduce the pressure on the NHS in the face of Omicron.

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Sajid Javid said: 'We can learn to live with Covid-19 if everybody comes forward for their vaccines and gets boosted now'

Sajid Javid said: ‘We can learn to live with Covid-19 if everybody comes forward for their vaccines and gets boosted nowKrediet: Getty

Tieners oud 16 en 17 kan tweede Covid-steek in die winter-ontplooiing kry