Tuesday 14 December 2021 7:10 AM UTC
NEW DELHI Dec 14: Indian students in the UK who have received two doses of AstraZeneca’s Covishield vaccine will be able to get a booster shot, as per the new protocol announced by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, NDTV reported.
These vaccines can be accessed at a walk-in centre since people whose primary doses are not recorded in the system in England are unable to book an appointment for boosters through the UK’s National Booking System at present.
To be considered fully vaccinated, Indian students looking for a booster shot need to prove that they have been fully vaccinated (plus 14 days) and the country they were vaccinated in must appear on the list on the website gov.uk.
In England a booster is available to every adult aged 18 or over from this week – as long as you had your second dose at least three months ago. Over 30s can already book a booster online, from two months after their second dose. From Wednesday this will be extended to over 18s.
Beforehand, some walk-in appointments will be available – depending on where you live. The government says: “If there are long queues or all slots have been booked, people are encouraged to be patient and keep trying, or book online.”
Your booster will be a single dose of either Pfizer or Moderna – regardless of which vaccine you received for your first two jabs.
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