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    50 to 59 year olds able to book booster jags

    Written by on November 15, 2021

    People aged 50 to 59 are now able to book their booster vaccinations.

    Both the Covid-19 and flu vaccine will be offered to people in this age group.

    Figures from Public Health Scotland show just over 67,000 Covid-19 booster doses have been given out across Forth Valley.

    Meanwhile, an online portal has launched for people to book their vaccination.

    Health Secretary Humza Yousaf said:

    “The Autumn/Winter vaccination programme is continuing at pace and running well and the launch of this online portal will allow eligible groups to book their own appointment.

    “As has been the case throughout we aim to vaccinate people as quickly as possible in line with clinical guidance. Over the course of the Autumn/Winter vaccination programme we will see up to a total of 7.5 million flu and COVID-19 booster vaccinations administered to help protect the people of Scotland.

    “If you are eligible for a flu vaccination it is highly likely that you will also be eligible for a COVID-19 booster. Your appointment will see you offered both vaccinations at the same time for your convenience and to make best use of resources. You can check your eligibility at NHS Inform.

    “We urge everyone who is eligible and who has online access to book their appointment via the portal to ensure maximum efficiency and secure an appointment that is convenient for them.”