Covid booster for over 50s to be rolled out from Monday

The HSE says it’ll start rolling out the latest Covid 19 booster vaccine to over 50’s from next Monday.

Following the recent NIAC recommendation that a second booster be given to over 50’s – the HSE says 60-64 year olds can make an appointment from today.

All those aged over 50 will be able to book their jab in the next two weeks.

GP Dr. Illona Duffy is encouraging patients not to hold out for a new version of the vaccine to be launched.

“While developments are being made to create new vaccines to protect against omicron type variants we don’t have that yet, we still know that even with the high rate of spread of the Omicron variants we still see the procreation from the initial vaccines towards it and towards serious illness in those who become infected.

“As the virus develops, so will the vaccines develop.”


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