Booster Jabs now available to everyone over 40
From today everyone over 40 in the UK will be invited to receive their booster jab, as we continue to strengthen our defences against the virus and urge people to come forward to get their jabs.
- Britain's historic vaccine programme has already delivered 14 million booster jabs across the UK, strengthening our defences against the virus and protecting the most vulnerable this winter.
- We are now entering the next phase of our vaccination programme and the government is inviting a million over 40's to come forward for their jab from Monday, with a further 1.5 million invitations expected in the coming weeks.
- This vaccination programme is providing vital protections against the virus and reducing pressures on our NHS, but protections can wane over time – keeping our defences strong is the best way to protect ourselves and loved ones this winter.
I rang 119 after the government announced that people can book their booster jab after five months since the second jab, and booked my booster injection for exactly six months after I had the second one. By getting jabbed I am protecting myself, my family, and my community, and I would strongly encourage everyone eligible to do the same unless they have a specific medical reason not to.
- If you have any concerns about whether you should take the jab, please discuss them with an appropriately qualified medical professional such as your GP or pharmacist.