Covid Booster Shots – worldwide concerns over long term immunity and new Covid19 variants have convinced some countries to deploy Covid Booster Shots.
There is a an increasing list of Covid19 variants, more recentlty the Delta variant that has spread aronnd the world.
There is a risk that these are more infectious and dangerous than the original Covid19 virus.
Most people at risk have now had two vaccine jabs and are fully protected.
The UK NHS advises that any potential booster programme should begin in September 2021.
This will maximise protection in those who are most vulnerable to serious COVID-19 ahead of the winter months.
Flu / Influenza vaccines are typically delivered in autumn.
The NHS considers that, where possible, a joined up approach to the delivery of COVID-19 and influenza vaccination could support delivery and maximise uptake of both vaccines.
It is highly likely that over-50s and those at risk will be offered a booster at the same time as a flu jab, with the programme expected to begin in early September.
Data from Public Health England suggesting the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine is 96% effective and the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine is 92% effective against hospital admission after two doses.
Many Harley Street Clinics are likely to offer the combined jabs to help assist the Covid Booster jab rollout – please express your interest here.