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Covid vaccines at care homes as BA.2.86 variant spreading

The NHS is starting to give booster shots of Covid and flu vaccine to older people living in care homes in England over concerns about a highly-mutated new Covid variant that is spreading.

The faster-than-planned rollout, which begins on Monday, is to quickly top up the protection of those at most risk.

There have been 34 confirmed cases of BA.2.86 in England, with 28 of those behindĀ a Norfolk care home outbreak.

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