Science consultants have conveyed to the government their suggestions for who should be proffered a COVID booster shot this mid September.
Specialist from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) say the additional shot would assist conserve safeguard over the winter time against austere COVID-19.
It suggests shots for:
Care home residents and staff
Frontline health and social care workers
People over 16 in vulnerable groups.
The "interim advice" from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) is intentional to assist the NHS programme for later on in the year.
It's likely more people could be included to the above groups.
The JCVI said it would carry on evaluating the state of affairs"in relation to the timing and value of doses for less vulnerable older adults".
Concluding plans will be declared later on in the year.
Professor Wei Shen Lim, chair of COVID vaccination on the JCVI, said: "Last year's autumn booster vaccination programme provided excellent protection against severe COVID-19, including against the Omicron variant.
"We have provided interim advice on an autumn booster programme for 2022 so that the NHS and care homes are able to start the necessary operational planning, to enable high levels of protection for more vulnerable individuals and frontline healthcare staff over next winter.
"As we continue to review the scientific data, further updates to this advice will follow."
If the government acknowledges the suggestion, it will be some people's fifth COVID shot.
A spring boost programme has been rolling out a fourth vaccine to over 75s, care home residents, and people over 12 with a weakened immune system.
The UK Health Security Agency said there was "considerable uncertainty with regards to the likelihood, timing and severity of any potential future wave of COVID-19", but that the biggest challenge would still come in winter time.
It said the vital objective of a mid September booster programme would be to minimise hospitalisations and losses.
The UK's brand new rolling average for day to day coronavirus instances is 8,398; a drastic fall from the 180,000-plus day to day instances of late December and early January.