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Fourth dose of anticovid vaccine For the most vulnerable

| 21.3.22 |
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Fourth dose of anticovid vaccine For the most vulnerable

 From Monday, the UK will propose a fourth dose of the coronavirus vaccine to those over 75 and immunosuppressed people over the age of 12, the public health service (NHS) reported on Sunday. In total, nearly five million people will be able to receive the vaccine and 600,000 will be encouraged to make appointments this week to be vaccinated, according to the NHS. 

"Following the massive success of the (vaccination) rollout so far, this spring we are offering booster doses of over 75 and the most vulnerable to complement their protection against this virus," said Health Minister Sajid Javid.

 In England, each of its four countries (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) decides its health policy. In the UK, eligible adults on the fourth dose will receive either Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. Teens aged 12 to 18 will only receive one from Pfizer. The government is preparing "for a fourth dose because we will need it," British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said at a Conservative Party conference in Blackpool, northern England, on Saturday. The UK has been hit hard by the pandemic, with more than 163,000 people killed. 

Recently, the number of people infected by the BA.2 omicron subvariance increased and Scotland reached record levels of contamination, according to the National Institute for Statistics.


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