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Health & Fitness Can I get Pfizer booster jab? Top-up to be offered to these Britons

15:57  01 august  2021
15:57  01 august  2021 Source:   express.co.uk

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The UK's vaccine rollout has been highly successful. Now all those aged 50 and over as well as the clinically vulnerable are set to receive a Pfizer booster shot as part of the Government's new vaccination drive. This push to get the most at risk from Covid-19 vaccinated comes as the majority of adults have now received at least one dose of the vaccine.

The Pfizer vaccines are expected be used in the booster programme as this jab is considered to be the most effective against Delta variant

The vaccine programme is set to start this September, all those eligible will be encouraged to take up the jab.

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Despite fears over the effectiveness of existing vaccines against new variants, a new study has revealed a third dose of Pfizer offers strong protection against the delta variant.

The Government plans to vaccinate 23 million in its booster scheme this September.

a man and a woman looking at the camera: Picture of someone getting jabbed © GETTY Picture of someone getting jabbed

Those eligible for the vaccine were initially expected to be offered the type of vaccine they were originally inoculated with.

But after the findings of this new study it's expected all those eligible for a booster shot will be offered the Pfizer vaccine.

The study has found the Pfizer vaccine to be 96 percent effective against the Delta variant.

The Delta variant is of most concern currently as it is the dominant strain in the UK.

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