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Welsh Government gives green light to spring Covid booster in care homes

Welsh older adults living in care homes are to receive a spring Covid-19 booster jab, following expert recommendations.

As a precautionary strategy, the Welsh Government has accepted recommendations from vaccine committee the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) to offer a spring booster for the following groups:

  • 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).

Available data from the UK and internationally continues to suggest older people are at the highest risk of experiencing severe disease if infected by Covid-19. The recommended vaccines are Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna mRNA XBB.1.5.

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