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02 April 2023
Volume 34 · Issue 4

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has confirmed the spring COVID-19 booster campaign will be rolled out. Boosters should be offered to:

Those eligible will be offered the vaccine around 6 months after their previous dose, with NHS England to confirm operational details soon.

The JCVI has advised the following vaccines can be used in the spring 2023 programme, depending on a person's age and local supply considerations:

Professor Wei Shen Lim, Chair of the JCVI's COVID-19 Committee, said: ‘This year's spring programme will bridge the gap to the planned booster programme in the autumn, enabling those who are most vulnerable to be well protected throughout the summer.’

Dr Mary Ramsay, Head of Immunisation at the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), said: ‘COVID-19 is still circulating widely, and we have recently seen increases in older people being hospitalised. It is important those at highest risk of severe illness do not become complacent and I would encourage everyone who is eligible to come forward once the booster programme starts.’

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