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JCVI sets out who is eligible for Covid Spring booster jab

This year’s spring Covid vaccine booster programme will include a larger number of children who are immunosuppressed, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has confirmed.

08 February 2024

Covid boosters needed as vaccine protection wanes after six months, finds UKHSA

There is a continued need for Covid boosters, according to a Government study, which found they provide significant protection against death but this wanes after six months.

02 January 2024

Opinion: Nightmare of delivering the autumn booster

Dr Geetha Chandrasekaran clinical director, North Halifax PCN, West Yorkshire, shares her thoughts on delivering the Covid booster and flu vaccinations If you are confused when you finish reading this blog don’t worry – I think that sums up the delivery of this autumn booster.

10 October 2023

Limiting Covid boosters to the over-80s would be more cost-effective

Limiting autumn Covid boosters to the over-80s, and high-risk over-45s, would have been the most cost-effective option, according to a Government impact assessment.

10 October 2023

JCVI recommends autumn Covid booster for over-65s and clinically vulnerable

Residents in care homes, over-65s and those in a clinical risk group will be eligible for a Covid-19 booster jab this autumn.

08 August 2023

GPs asked to begin spring Covid booster campaign in April

GPs and other providers have been asked to prepare for this year’s spring Covid vaccine booster programme which should begin on 17 April and end on 30 June.

28 February 2023

JCVI sets out advice for next rounds of Covid booster vaccinations

Covid booster vaccinations should be offered in spring and autumn this year for select groups of patients at high risk, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has recommended.

25 January 2023

GPs come out in force for autumn Covid boosters despite funding decrease

Exclusive The number of GPs taking part in the Covid vaccination programme has remained stable despite a drop in funding, Pulse has learned.

08 December 2022

Get Covid booster before Christmas, NHS England urges

People eligible for a Covid-19 booster jab are being urged to have it as soon as possible to protect themselves before meeting up with family and friends this Christmas.

08 December 2022

Group of GP networks outsource mobile Covid boosters to private provider

A federation of GP practices in Sussex and Surrey has reached a deal to outsource the delivery of mobile Covid boosters.

01 November 2022