Booster shots for people with MS

September 16, 2021 | Southmedia

Covid booster shots announced

This week the Government announced booster Covid shots for people over 50, those with health conditions and health and social care staff. 

We continue to strongly encourage you to regularly use lateral flow tests (find out more by clicking here). 


Here is the booster information from the MS Society website: 

Across the UK, people with MS who’ve already been fully vaccinated will be offered a booster jab. This will be timed for at least 6 months after your second jab.

The NHS will get in touch to arrange it. You might be invited to have the annual flu jab at the same time. 

Friends, family and colleagues might also be able to get a booster jab. It’s also being offered to everyone over 50 and adults who live with someone who is immunosuppressed. 

A booster could help keep up the protection that vaccines give against COVID-19, which decreases over time. That extra protection could be particularly important as we go into the winter months.

When will I get the booster jab?

The first booster jabs are expected from 20 September, but it’ll take several weeks or months to offer the vaccine to everyone who’s eligible.

Boosters will be offered in the same order as the UK government’s original vaccine priority list. But local areas will have flexibility, to make sure people get the booster as quickly as possible. For example, that could depend on when someone had their second dose.

Some people with MS are being offered a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine because they were severely immunosuppressed when they had the first or second jab. This is not part of the booster jab scheme. Read more about the third dose vaccine if you were severely immunosuppressed

Read the government vaccine advisers’ announcement of COVID-19 booster jabs



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