Booster shot: The best time to get the jab ahead of Christmas, according to experts

A third dose is also being offered to people who had a weakened immune system at the time of their second dose.

This can occur if you were taking a treatment at the time which required suppressing the immune system, such as organ or bone marrow transplants.

This reduces the number of antibodies the vaccine was able to produce, making the booster shot moreimportant to achieve protection.

The list of conditions that make you eligible for a third dose is not exhaustive, and a specialist might advise you to take one as part of another treatment.

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