Healthy adults may not need third booster jab as 95% now have antibodies

MOST Brits may not get an autumn Covid booster jab as statistics show 95 per cent now have vital antibodies.

The NHS had been gearing up to start a rollout of third vaccines from September but healthy adults could be left off the list, with only those at-risk getting another.

Advisers on the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation met today and are set to decide within days.

JCVI member Professor Adam Finn said: “I think we’ll be imminently deciding there will be some people who need a third dose, particularly people we know are very unlikely to be well protected by those first two.

“I think it’s less clear whether a third dose, in a more general way, for all people above a certain age, is really going to make much difference.”

Around 78 per cent of adults in the UK are double-jabbed and 94 per cent in England have virus-fighting antibodies, according to the ONS.

Health Secretary Sajid Javid confirmed a booster rollout would start in September, but added he was waiting for a “final opinion” from the JCVI on whether adults not in high-risk groups would get another dose this year.

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