When can I get a third Covid jab and who is eligible?

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The new Omron Covid version is spreading across the UK and has prompted Boris Johnson to bring out a “Plan B” for restrictions to contain the spread.

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As a result, members of the public are being urged to get their third vaccine to boost immunity as an urgency.

It was hoped that the booster alone would be enough to stop the virus this winter, but the emergence of the new version, which is said to be more permeable than its flagship Delta predecessor, forced the government’s hand in enforcing restrictions. have make.


Now, face masks have become mandatory once again on public transport and in shops, cinemas, cinemas and places of worship and employees are being advised to work from home where possible from Monday, entering crowded places Requires an NHS COVID pass.

NHS rules on boosters have also been relaxed so that all people over the age of 18 can eventually get their booster, not just the elderly and frail, a decision supported by the Joint Committee on Immunization and Immunization, which recently announced the second and third It was recommended to cut down on the time between shots. six months to three.

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There are currently 568 confirmed cases of omicron in the UK, but Health Secretary Sajid Javid has said he believes the total is “probably closer to 10,000”, while the total number of daily coronavirus cases is gradually high but stable. The numbers have started climbing after weeks. , hitting 51,342 on Wednesday.

Fortunately, the rate of death and hospitalization is relatively low. However, this may change, as indoor mingling is at risk of further spurt in the festive season.

Which means a third “top-up” vaccine jab is becoming more necessary as immunity begins to wane, with only 37 per cent of the UK population aged 12 years or older having received one so far.

Ashish Srivastava recently told PA, “The vaccine contains a weakened form of a disease-causing virus or bacteria, and works by triggering your immune system to attack foreign organisms, such as those if you have really This is a disease.” The anti-science skepticism surrounding this practice is frustratingly prevalent on social media all over the world.

“As a result, your immune system is able to ‘remember’ the disease-causing bacteria or virus, and if you are exposed to it again, your body’s defense cells (antibodies) can recognize the germ before it can harm you. And can kill.

“Boosters are the same vaccines that can be given weeks, months, or even years after the first vaccine to boost your immune system with a more weakened form of the virus.”

If you are eligible for the vaccine booster jab, you do not need to wait for the NHS to contact you make an appointment Online.

You may get a booster if you are over 18 years of age and it has been at least three months (91 days) since you received your second dose of one of the approved COVID vaccines.

You can also visit any walk-in vaccination center to get your job and people are advised to Use the NHS Online Walk-in Finder To locate their nearest center.

If you have tested positive for COVID, you are advised to wait four weeks (28 days) from the date you tested before booking your booster.

“NHS staff are making it as easy as possible for people to get their top-up vaccinations,” said Dr Nikki Kanani, deputy lead of the NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme.

“People can now go online, find the site nearest to them and get their booster without delay.

“The booster isn’t just good, it’s really important protection for what we know will be a challenging winter.

“So if you’re eligible, please check out the Site Finder and get your job done.”


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