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NHS delivers more than half of spring boosters as latest invites land

Almost three million people (2,831,178) who are the most vulnerable to COVID have had their spring booster jab in the six weeks since the latest phase of the NHS COVID vaccination programme kicked off. The rapid rollout means that the NHS COVID vaccination programme, the biggest and fastest in health service history, has protected over half of those who are eligible including people aged 75 and over, older adult care home residents and those who are immunosuppressed.

The NHS is inviting hundreds of thousands of people for their spring booster weekly as more people become eligible for their jab, with 230,000 due to be invited this week and over 3 million already invited.

In total, around 5.5 million people will be eligible for this dose by the end of June, in line with Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) guidance.

Local NHS teams are also contacting care homes in their area, similar to previous rollouts, to arrange for spring boosters for people who are eligible.

The NHS is encouraging those aged 75 and over and anyone who is immunosuppressed to come forward as soon as they are eligible, to ensure they are receiving the maximum possible protection.

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