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Fourth Covid jab not yet needed, JCVI says, as booster protecting older people

Latest figures show protection against hospitalisation for over-65s at 90% three months after third jab

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A fourth Covid vaccine shot is not yet needed, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation has said, as booster shots are still providing strong protection against severe disease from Omicron in older people.

Latest figures show that, for the over-65s, protection against hospitalisation remains at about 90% three months after the third jab, according to the UK Health Security Agency.

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