Second booster jabs will be offered to those aged 75 and over and those at highest risk of severe COVID-19 disease following the latest Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) advice.
To protect those groups a spring booster dose will be offered at least 24 weeks after the last vaccine dose to:
Adults aged 75 years and over
Residents in care homes for older adults
Individuals aged 12 years and over who are immunosuppressed
These people will be invited as they become eligible from at least 24 weeks after their last booster, with the first groups receiving appointments from the second week in March.
Kenneth Gibson MSP said:
“We know that these high priority groups are at higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19, so I continue to encourage everyone in North Ayrshire to take the jabs they are eligible for as and when they become available.”