President of General Medical Council says health workers should all be receiving 3rd Covid booster jabs now

Miguel Guimarães, president of the Ordem dos Médicos (General Medical Council) has said that all health workers should be receiving 3rd Covid booster jabs ahead of the winter season. He believes it is “a mistake” not to roll-out the jabs now as “recent studies demonstrate that after a certain period there is a fall in protection” conferred by the vaccines – and Portuguese doctors, nurses and other frontline workers received their jabs early on in the process, meaning protection will already be waning.