SIXTEEN and 17-year-olds will able to get a Covid booster jab from today.
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, mit 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.
Gesundheitsminister Sajid Javid sagte: “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
Er fügte hinzu: “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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