Eluned Morgan MS, Minister for Health and Social Services.
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) is an independent expert advisory committee, which advises United Kingdom health departments about immunisation, making recommendations about vaccination schedules and vaccine safety.
As part of its latest review of the Covid-19 vaccination programme, the JCVI has today (8 August 2023) published a statement with its final advice on eligibility for the autumn 2023 Covid-19 booster programme. As ever, the primary aim of the Covid-19 vaccination programme is to boost immunity in those at higher risk from Covid-19 and to improve protection against severe illness, hospitalisation and death.
For autumn 2023, the JCVI is recommending a single dose of Covid-19 vaccine be offered to:
- Residents in a care home for older adults
- All adults aged 65 years and over
- Persons aged 6 months to 64 years in a clinical risk group, as defined in tables 3 and 4 of the COVID-19 chapter of the Green Book
- Frontline health and social care workers
- Persons aged 12 to 64 years who are household contacts, as defined in the Green Book, of people with immunosuppression
- Persons aged 16 to 64 years who are carers, as defined in the Green Book, and staff working in care homes for older adults
For further information please select the following link Written Statement: Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation – final advice on eligibility for Covid-19 autumn booster vaccination in 2023 (8 August 2023) | GOV.WALES