Should you get a covid vaccine booster shot if you’re offered one?

A nurse (L) prepares to administer a Pfizer booster vaccine to at a vaccination centre in Derby, central England on September 20, 2021. - Frontline health and social care workers, older people and the clinically vulnerable in Britain started on Monday to receive a booster jab against Covid 19. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP) (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

A booster vaccine being given in Derby, UK, last week

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OVER the next few months, about 30 million fully vaccinated people in the UK will be invited to have a third dose of a covid-19 vaccine. The surprise decision to run such a large booster campaign – everyone over 50 is included – was made off the back of multiple lines of evidence, none of them definitive. So what is the rationale behind it? And if you are offered a booster, should you take it?

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