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NIAC gives green light to roll-out booster vaccinations to everyone over 16

Nov 26, 2021 11:11 By News Northern Sound
NIAC gives green light to roll-out booster vaccinations to everyone over 16 NIAC gives green light to roll-out booster vaccinations to everyone over 16
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Pregnant women will be given priority.

NIAC has given the green light to roll-out booster vaccinations to everyone over the age of 16.

People will still have to wait 5 months after their second dose of the initial vaccine course.

NIAC has approved the use of booster vaccines for almost everyone.

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They will be rolled out with pregnant women given priority, followed by those aged 40 to 49, and then the 16 to 39-year-olds.

People will still need to be at least 5 months after their second dose of the initial vaccine.

The HSE will work through the currently approved groups of over 50s and those will underlying conditions first.

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People who got the Janssen vaccine will be eligible for a booster three months after their first vaccination.

The 16 to 39 group will be done in descending order of age - but those who got Janssen will have an exemption to this.

So a 20-year-old who got Janssen may get their booster before a 35-year-old who got Pfizer, due to waning immunity.

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Meanwhile, further meetings are ongoing in Government today to discuss a travel ban from southern African countries given the emergence of a new Covid variant.NIAC

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