Eluned Morgan MS, Minister for Health and Social Services
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), as part of its latest review of the COVID-19 vaccination programme, has today (7 February 2024) published a statement recommending a spring booster for those citizens it considers would benefit most from being vaccinated.
The primary aim of the COVID-19 vaccination programme continues to be the prevention of severe disease (hospitalisation and mortality) arising from COVID-19. The Committee has recommended, as a precautionary strategy, a booster dose in the spring for:
- adults aged 75 years and over;
- residents in a care home for older adults, and
- individuals aged 6 months and over who are immunosuppressed (as defined in table 3 or 4 in the Green Book).
For further information please select the following link: Written Statement: COVID-19 spring booster vaccine to be offered to those considered to benefit the most from vaccination (7 February 2024) | GOV.WALES