Coronavirus booster injections will be opened this week for people 40 years and older.
Starting Monday, 16-year-olds and 17-year-olds can also book a second jab.
The Ministry of Health and Social Care stated that receiving the second or third dose of the vaccine in the event of a weakened immunity will help ensure the progress of the vaccine rollout and mean that people can “safely enjoy Christmas.”
people Those who are eligible for the booster can get a supplemental injection within six months after the second injection.
But they can make appointments from 7am on Monday morning, when the nationwide appointment service is open to people 40 and older, as well as young people aged 16 and 17 in England.
Currently, nearly 200,000 such teenagers are eligible to receive a second jab. British National Medical Service System Said.
It added that there are currently nearly 500,000 people in their 40s who are eligible for boosters and they have received a second injection at least six months ago.
Reservations can be made online or by calling 119. Anyone who is eligible for a booster and is 6 months or older can use the NHS online walk-in finder to view the walk-in site closest to them.
NHS England said that starting Monday, more than 1 million people aged 40 to 49 can make appointments in advance, and will send 1.5 million invitations to this age group in the coming weeks.
Last week, England’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer Professor Jonathan Van Tam said that although the vaccine has saved “countless lives and has helped us regain our freedom in an unprecedented way”, it is clear that “in the first two doses of the elementary course” After vaccination, the protective effect will diminish over time.-This is especially true for the elderly and those at risk.”
He said that the number of people in the 40-49 age group has also begun to decrease, and he expects this to increase without boosters.
He made the above comment because the coronavirus booster program has been extended to all over the UK in their 40s.
Covid-19 booster vaccination is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones this winter, helping to reduce the pressure on the NHS
The government said that as of Friday, the UK had injected more than 14 million booster and third doses, with more than 1 million injections recorded since Tuesday.
Mr. Javid, who received the booster vaccination last week, said: “The Covid-19 booster vaccination is the best way to keep you and your loved ones safe this winter, and will help reduce the pressure on the NHS.
“Although the government continues to monitor extensive data to ensure that the country is protected, we are very sorry to see a surge in cases in parts of Europe.
“In order to prevent a similar rise in this country, the most important thing we can do is vaccinate – so please get vaccinated as soon as possible so that we can contain the virus.”
professor Stephen Bowes The NHS National Medical Director said: “I have been vaccinated with a booster, and I will urge everyone to get their vaccine as soon as possible, whether it is the first dose, second dose or supplement, for them and their loved ones during winter and holidays. “
Vaccine Minister Maggie Throup stated that people must work hard to “protect what we have achieved through the vaccination program this winter” and come forward if they meet the conditions.
Dr. Emily Lawson, head of the NHS Covid-19 vaccination program, said: “As the holiday season is approaching, we know that this will be a challenging winter. I encourage everyone who is eligible and invited to accept this proposal to become a lifesaving aid as soon as possible. Pusher to protect yourself and those around you.”