Islanders aged over 50 will be offered a coronavirus booster jab as part of a 30-million-dose national rollout, it has been confirmed.
The booster vaccine is part of the Government’s plans to help control the spread of the virus through the winter period and most adults will be offered the booster in the coming months.
Islanders aged over 50 will be offered either a Pfizer or Moderna booster jab as part of the programme which is set to begin next week. People will be offered a booster 6 months after their second dose, meaning the majority of the third jabs will take place in late Autumn.
The boosters will follow the same priorities as the initial jabs, with those working in care homes and care home residents, the over 80’s, and NHS workers first to receive the offer of a third vaccine.
Details of where these boosters will be available on the Island are yet to be revealed.