The current Covid booster vaccine campaign on the Isle of Man ends

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The current Covid booster vaccine campaign on the Isle of Man is over.

The final jabs of the autumn booster programme and of a drive to offer first boosters were given at a clinic in Douglas earlier.

Manx Care claimed that the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization of the UK provided advice that led to the decision to end the program.

Unless a person is in an at-risk group, boosters won't be provided to those between the ages of 16 and 49 anymore.

This week, the Covid vaccination team offered drop-in clinics for residents to receive their shots in Douglas, Ramsey, Castletown, and Peel.

A bivalent vaccine, which protects against both the original and Omicron variants of the virus, was administered to those who needed a booster.

The island has a high level of immunity, according to Sreeman Andole, medical director of Manx Care, and protecting older and more vulnerable groups is now a top priority.

A Manx Care spokeswoman added, "Plans for future programs for at-risk groups are under way and will be announced in due course."

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