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COVID booster doses for all UK adults

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The UK is currently administering COVID booster shots to vulnerable groups, and has recently surpassed a total of 7 million total booster shots administered.

As of 29 October 2021, the following groups are currently eligible for COVID booster doses according to the UK's National Health Service:

  • people aged 50 and over
  • people who live and work in care homes
  • frontline health and social care workers
  • people aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts them at high risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19
  • people aged 16 and over who are a main carer for someone at high risk from COVID-19
  • people aged 16 and over who live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)

When will COVID booster doses be available to all adults in the UK?

This resolves as the date when all UK adults (18+) are eligible for COVID booster doses according to the UK NHS.

If this does not occur before 1 April 2022, this will resolve as > 1 April 2022.

This will still resolve positively even if there is a restriction on booster dose administration based on time since the last dose — for instance, there is currently a five-month or six-month wait for booster-eligible groups.

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