People aged 50 to 64 are to get a second MRNA booster vaccine.

The Health Minister Stephen Donnelly's accepted new recommendations from the National Immunisation Advisory Committee.

A second mRNA booster jab will also be rolled out to 12 to 49 year-olds who have an underlying medical condition or are residents of long-term care facilities along with healthcare workers.

Children aged 5 to 11 who are immunocompromised are in line for a first mRNA booster vaccine, while those aged 65 and older will be getting a third booster vaccine.

NIAC made the recommendation to the Interim Chief Medical Officer who's endorsed these recommendations.

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