Coronavirus: Vaccination

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 13th October 2021.

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Photo of Charles Walker Charles Walker Chair, Administration Committee, Chair, Administration Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timeframe is for rolling out the covid-19 booster vaccine to people identified as being clinically extremely vulnerable.

Photo of Maggie Throup Maggie Throup The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The first COVID-19 booster vaccination was administered on 16 September from 20 September, over 1.5 million people were invited to receive the vaccine.

Booster vaccines will be offered to individuals who received vaccination in phase one of the vaccination programme in priority groups one to nine, including all those aged 16 to 49 years old with underlying health conditions that put them at higher risk of severe COVID-19. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation advises that the dose is offered no earlier than six months after completion of the primary vaccine course, and that the programme should as far as possible be deployed in the same order as phase one.

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