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, 和 40,000 eligible from today.
英国国家医疗服务体系 said invitations will encourage people in the age group to book their appointment online or to find their nearest walk-in centre.
卫生部长 萨吉德·贾维德 说: “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
他加了: “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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