The United Kingdom will offer a fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine to certain vulnerable populations this spring, health officials announced on Monday.
The U.K will offer the additional shot to people aged 75 and over, as well as people in care homes for older adults and people 12 and over who are immunosuppressed. “We know immunity to COVID-19 begins to wane over time,” UK Health Secretary Sajid Javid said.
“That’s why we’re offering a spring booster to those people at higher risk of serious COVID-19 to make sure they maintain a high level of protection. It’s important that everyone gets their top-up jabs as soon as they’re eligible.”
The additional shot will be offered six months after the person’s last dose.