Experts unveil the best day to get your vaccine booster for Christmas

According to research, people who receive their vaccine by December 11th will receive “the best protection” against Covid by Christmas Day.

According to the Ministry of Health and Welfare, it will take two weeks for people to receive strong protection from the coronavirus.

It is because some of the UK’s largest charities supported the booster campaign.

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The British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK and Diabetes UK are among 16 charities that encourage vulnerable people to take advantage of a top-up injection.

To date, around 16 million people across the UK have received a booster or third dose.

People over 40 years of age and clinically vulnerable people are entitled to a booster vaccination six months after their second vaccination and can book their appointment after five months.

Eligible individuals are encouraged to get their booster vaccination as soon as possible after data showed decreased protection from symptomatic illness and hospitalization six months after the second vaccination.

The charities will also encourage patients to get a flu shot.

When announcing the campaign, a ministry spokesman said:

“With cases rising and lockdown restrictions back in Europe, those eligible for a refresher were urged to take the offer as soon as possible in order to protect themselves and their families and to ease pressure on the NHS . “

A study previously published by the UK Health Authority showed that in adults aged 50 and over, protection from symptomatic infection was 93.1% in those whose first two doses were Oxford / AstraZeneca.

Those who had initial Pfizer treatment saw an increase in protection to 94%.

Sajid Javid, Minister for Health and Welfare, said: “I am very grateful to all the charities who support our vaccine campaign and support some of the most vulnerable in our society.

“As winter approaches, it is so important that those at risk from the virus are sheltered to protect themselves.

“The vaccines are safe and effective and help us build a wall of defense against Covid-19. Please register for yours as soon as possible. “

Charities participating in the coalition include: African Caribbean Leukemia Trust; Anthony Nolan; British Heart Foundation; British Liver Trust; Cancer Research UK; Supervisor Great Britain; Diabetes UK; Epilepsy action; Epilepsy society; Kidney care UK; Kidney research UK; Macmillan; Parkinson’s Great Britain; Reconsider Mental Illness; Sickle cell society; Terrence Higgins Trust.

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