COVID-19: Anyone 30 Years and Over Can Now Reserve a Coronavirus Vaccine in England

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COVID-19: Anyone 30 Years and Over Can Now Reserve a Coronavirus Vaccine in England


People aged 30 and over can now reserve their COVID-19 vaccine in England, as the rollout opens to more age groups.

A million more people will now be invited by text message in the coming days, with only adults between the ages of 18 and 29 having to wait.

People aged 39 and under and pregnant women will be offered the Pfizer or Moderna COVID vaccine according to recently updated guidelines.

The program, which is now shrinking in two-year increments, went from 37 years to 30 years in 10 days.

Certain areas, where the The Indian variant is spreading, have ramped up their vaccine rollout over the past two weeks to try to protect people.

People aged 50 and over and those who are clinically vulnerable also have their second doses advanced due to the variant, on the advice of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization (JCVI).

Over 38 million people have now had their first vaccine, and over 23 million have also had their second dose.

Anyone who is eligible for a jab is invited to accept the offer at any of 1,600 locations across the country.

People can click the link in the text of their offer and use the NHS COVID booking website to get a booking.

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Regions where the Indian variant is spreading have accelerated the rollout of their vaccines

General practitioner and national primary care medical director Dr Nikki Kanani said: “Getting the vaccine is the most important step we can take to protect ourselves, our families and our communities from COVID-19, injections already saving thousands of lives and today the largest and most successful NHS vaccination program in history is rolling out for all 30-year-olds. “

She said anyone who has been offered a vaccine, regardless of when it was offered, should make an appointment.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: “Our immunization program is evolving at such a phenomenal rate and I am delighted that less than six months after Margaret Keenan received the world’s first licensed vaccine, we are now in. able to open the offer to everyone in their country. thirties and over.

“I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who rolled up their sleeves to help us deploy this life-saving jab. The NHS is having a record number of dates and it’s fantastic to see the public come forward in such exceptional numbers. . “

Text invitations appear as an ‘NHSvaccine’ alert, with a link to the NHS website.

More appointments are added each day and those who cannot go online can call 119 to book.

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