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4. What's the difference between a third dose and a booster?

A third dose is a top up for those who may not have had a full immune response from the first two doses. The aim is to give you a similar level of protection as someone without a weakened immune system who has had two doses.

A booster is an extra dose to help people who have had two doses retain their immunity, maximising their protection against COVID-19 ahead of the tricky winter months.

Go to this page to find out more about our booster programme.

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