Appointments on the NHS booking site are to be open to people aged 38 and 39 from Thursday.
Until now, only people aged 40 and over had the right to book their appointments, alongside health workers, caregivers and people with an underlying health problem, but as time goes by. As the vaccination campaign continues, the England deployment will now move to the next age group. starting at the end of this week.
Those under 40 are expected to be offered an alternative to the Oxford / AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine following advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization (JCVI) due to ‘extremely low risk »People with blood clots after receiving the vaccine.
It is understood that those under 40 who accept a Covid jab will instead be offered a dose from one of the other suppliers in the country, including Pfizer and Moderna.
The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is currently awaiting approval by the Medicines and Health Products Regulatory Agency for use in the UK.
Patients aged 38 and 39 logging into the NHS booking site from tomorrow will be directed to their nearest vaccination center with available appointments and a supply of vaccine. People can also wait and be contacted by their nearest doctor’s office or vaccination center.
As of Tuesday, 53,675,733 people in the UK had received a Covid19 vaccine. Includes 35,587,348 first doses and 18,088,385 second doses.
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