The government will announce that Covid booster jabs will be launched before winter.
And it is expected that the booster will initially be administered to half a million people with very weak immune systems before a feared rise in winter Covid.
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However, it could be rolled out to anyone over 50 to prevent excessive deaths, but it still has to be given the green light.
But with the possibility of it being rolled out to all adults, when could all adults get a third booster?
Here’s everything we know so far about the booster, and when or if you will get your third vaccine.
When will I get my third vaccination?
At the moment there is no official green light for a third jab for which it is to be introduced all adults until the Joint Vaccination and Vaccination Committee (JCVI) has given the go-ahead.
However, Professor Anthony Harnden, vice chairman of the Independent Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization (JCVI), said it was “very likely” that there will be a vaccine booster program.
He told BBC Radio 4’s Today program: “It’s just a question of how we do it. This will be decided in the next few weeks.
“I can’t definitely say there will be because we haven’t made that decision yet, but it is very likely.”
However, if the green light is given, certain over-50s are expected to be offered the jab before winter.
It is currently unknown whether or not it will be rolled out to other adults and it will depend massively on the data.
Professor Harnden added, “We need to look at all of this data. What we don’t want to do is encourage people and then realize that we have a new variant and we can’t increase it again because we increased it too soon and these people might not have needed the booster at all.
“There is currently a lot of very complicated modeling and data analysis going on.”
He said that “strong” advice will be given to the government and that it will be up to ministers to make the final decision under the JCVI recommendation.
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