THE latest round of Covid-19 booster vaccines gets underway this week.

And Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale MSP Christine Grahame has welcomed the rollout.

She also urges everyone eligible to take up the offer of a vaccination.

Residents in care homes for older adults started receiving their spring booster on Monday March 27.

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A spring booster will also be offered to those aged 75 and over from April 11, and adults and children aged over five with a weakened immune system from April 24.

Ms Grahame said: “We know that people in high-priority groups are at higher risk of serious illness from Covid-19 so I welcome the start of the spring rollout which will offer an additional dose to those who are most vulnerable, boosting their protection.

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“Prioritising those most at risk has been our approach from the outset and vaccination has been our most effective tool against Covid-19. However, the degree of protection offered does fade over time, which is why booster vaccination is needed.

“I continue to encourage everyone to receive the doses they are eligible for as and when they become available.”