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Will you get it? Covid vaccines could be given every autumn alongside flu vaccine




There is a strong possibility that Covid vaccines will be given each autumn alongside flu shots for those who need them most, a medical expert has said.

Professor Adam Finn, of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation, told BBC Breakfast it was important for the elderly and vulnerable to show up for their spring booster, with a wider roll-out to be announced in the autumn.

When asked if people could expect an annual flat tire, he said: ‘It’s hard to be absolutely sure about that, but the direction of discussion at the moment is certainly a booster campaign in the autumn, directed probably at the people who… we think are most at risk.

‘Whether that goes on year after year like the flu programme is still an open question and depends on what coronavirus does to us in the interim, but it’s a strong possibility that we may have a winter-time campaign, combined with the flu vaccine campaign, going forward.’

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