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Coronavirus: Vaccination

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL4771, tabled on 7 December 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce new COVID-19 booster jabs every six to nine months to respond to new strains.

Answered on

17 December 2021

At present, it is not known whether recurrent COVID-19 boosters will be required in the long term or to tackle new strains as more data is required. We will continue to be informed by the independent expert advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). The JCVI will review the available data on the durability of protection from the vaccines against severe COVID-19 infection in all age groups and will develop further advice in due course.