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Jab bookings open for 40's and teens

Jab bookings open for 40's and teens

Wednesday 24 November 2021

Jab bookings open for 40's and teens

The Government has opened bookings for islanders in their forties to get a covid vaccination booster jab, as well as second doses for 16 and 17 year olds.

Officials say that those between the ages of 40 and 49 can now book a booster, as long as six months has passed since their second covid vaccination.

Booster vaccinations are already available to older age groups, with bookings able to be made online. 

Clinical 'at-risk' Islanders aged 40 to 49 can also get their free flu vaccine at the same time as their booster, if they have not already received it at their GP or pharmacy. All Islanders aged 50 and above continue to be eligible for a free flu vaccine at the same time as their booster.

Before booking their second jab, 16 and 17 year olds must check that 12 weeks or more have passed since their first dose was administered, or since testing PCR positive for covid-199, whichever comes later.

Minister for Health and Social Services, Deputy Richard Renouf, said: “Last week, we welcomed the latest JCVI advice about offering 16 and 17 year olds a second dose of the Pfizer vaccine, as well as 40 to 49 year olds a booster dose; and I am pleased that the Vaccination Centre will now be taking appointments now. 

“We are seeing appointments get booked up quickly lately due to more Islanders becoming eligible for boosters or second doses and coming forward to get their vaccine, which is great to see. Islanders are encouraged to book an appointment as soon as they can, and young Islanders continue to be able to get their first dose at Fort Regent without a booked appointment."

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