Current Covid booster vaccination campaigns on the Isle of Man come to an end

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The Covid booster vaccination campaign currently taking place 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.

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization of the UK provided advice that Manx Care said was taken into consideration when deciding to end the program.

It indicates that 16 to 49-year-olds will no longer be eligible for boosters unless they are part of an at-risk population.

This week, residents had the chance to get their shots at drop-in clinics held by the Covid vaccination team in Douglas, Ramsey, Castletown, and Peel.

Those who received a booster shot received a bivalent vaccine that protects against both the original virus and the Omicron variant.

Sreeman Andole, the medical director of Manx Care, previously stated that due to the island's high immunity, protection of the elderly and more vulnerable populations is now a top priority.

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

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