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Covid-19 Ayrshire: Elderly and at-risk groups now being offered second booster jabs

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Residents aged 75 and over and at-risk groups across Ayrshire are now being invited for their second Covid-19 booster vaccination.

NHS Ayrshire & Arran is offering a second booster dose of the vaccine to protect those who are at the highest risk from coronavirus.Adults aged 75 years and over; residents in care homes for older adults and individuals aged 12 years and over who are immunosuppressed will receive appointments over the coming days and weeks.These people will be invited as they become eligible from at least 24 weeks after their last booster.This follows recent advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).NHS Ayrshire & Arran assistant director of public health Lisa Davidson said: “Preparations are well underway to welcome eligible people back to our mass vaccination clinics in Ayrshire where appropriate.The Ayrshire Live app is available to download now.Get all the local news in your area – plus features, football news and the latest on the coronavirus crisis – at your fingertips 24/7.The free download features the latest breaking news and exclusive stories while you can customise your page with the sections that matter to you.The Ayrshire Live app is available to download now on iOS and Android.“Our vaccinators will also be visiting care homes throughout Ayrshire to deliver vaccinations to residents.“My thanks go to the whole team which continues to work incredibly hard to deliver this important public health programme for local people.”Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Professor Nicola Steedman, said the aim of the Covid vaccination programme “continues to be the prevention of severe disease, hospitalisation and mortality, arising from Covid-19.”She added: “The degree of protection

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