Men among ‘most likely’ to face severe outcomes following double-vaccination, warns study

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Around 30 million people will be eligible for the booster shots, which will aim to protect against waning immunity among those who have received two shots.

Individuals living in care home and frontline health and social care workers will also be eligible for the third dose.

In addition, people aged 16 to 49 years with underlying health conditions with put them at risk of severe infection will also be able to claim the jab.

Professor Wei Shen Lim, Chair of COVID-19 Immunisation for the JCVI, said: “The JCVI is advising that a booster dose be offered to the more vulnerable to maximise individual protection ahead of an unpredictable winter.

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