The COVID-19 booster vaccine is going to be offered from September in order to "increase their protection ahead of winter". New interim guidance from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) sets out the priority list for who should get a third jab if a booster programme is needed.
While having the booster vaccine, we will also be expected to have the flu vaccine due to the influenza season also coming.
Health Secretary Sajid Javid said: "Our first COVID-19 vaccination programme is restoring freedom in this country, and our booster programme will protect this freedom.
"We are working with the NHS to make sure we can rapidly deliver this programme to maintain protection for people in the winter months."
Why do we need a booster vaccine for a disease most people recover from and the average death age is 81??