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Britons with severely weakened immune system to receive third Covid jab

Health officials say shots are not boosters but part of vaccination schedule for half a million vulnerable patients

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Half a million people with severely weakened immune systems are to be offered third Covid vaccine shots in a move that will increase debate over the rollout of booster jabs for the wider population.

The NHS will provide third doses for those aged 12 and up who have severely compromised or suppressed immune systems at a time decided by their clinicians. The move follows a recommendation on Wednesday from the government’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).

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