Fears of winter surge prompt covid booster jabs to go out ‘a month before’


According to reports, the NHS will invite people for Covid booster jabs in five months following their second dose. This is a change from six months ago.

The British will receive booster jabs one month earlier to speed up delivery and reduce infection rates. “problematic”It is reported that it is winter.

Fears that the UK may face another winter of high Covid cases have prompted the government to take steps to protect the elderly or the most vulnerable.

In order to get the date in advance, the NHS will be sending out invitations for Covid boosters 5 months after the second dose.

The booster will still be given after six months of the second dose, which is the optimal moment for vaccination and immunization by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation.

According to a Whitehall source, Silver Screen Beats: “We want to get boosters into as many arms as possible this winter, which is why we’re going to allow people to book earlier.”

Professor Jonathan Van-Tam was the deputy chief medical officer for England. He stated that the booster plan had been successful. “considerable momentum”Christmas could also be “problematic”.

He expressed satisfaction at the drop of Covid cases (6%) at 41,299 last week but also highlighted the rise in deaths at 217 and hospitalizations which was up to 9,517.

One week ago, there were 207 deaths, 43,941 cases, and two weeks ago, there were 179 deaths, and 49,139 infections.

Professor Van Tam stated that face masks should be worn in restaurants and pubs.

He warned: “Too many people believe that this pandemic is now over.”

This is despite the fact that there are large amounts of evidence it prevents transmission of the coronavirus and the UK’s high death and case rates.

As part of a joint broadcast, BBC Breakfast and Radio 5Live, the famous Government scientist was being interrogated.

Asked how a Christmas lockdown can be prevented, Prof Van-Tam, said: “Christmas, and indeed all of the darker winter months, are potentially going to be problematic.