AN additional Covid-19 booster job will be offered to certain demographics in Barnsley from the spring.

Health Secretary Sajid Javid confirmed he would be taking advice on spring Covid vaccinations for the most vulnerable.

It’ll be offered to people aged 75 and over, residents in care homes for older adults, and people aged 12 and over who are immunosuppressed.

He said: “Thanks to our Covid-19 vaccination rollout, we are already the freest country in Europe.

“It has saved countless lives, reduced pressure on the NHS and is allowing us to learn to live with the virus.

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“Following the JCVI’s advice, I have asked the NHS to prepare to offer those eligible a vaccine from around six months after their last dose and they will set out further details in due course.

“We know immunity to Covid-19 begins to wane over time.

“That’s why we’re offering a spring booster to those people at higher risk of serious Covid-19 to make sure they maintain a high level of protection.

“It’s important that everyone gets their top-up jabs as soon as they’re eligible.

“The JCVI will keep under review whether the booster programme should be extended to further at-risk groups.”