People over 21 in England invited to book their Covid-19 jab
People over 21 in England have been asked to book their vaccination against Covid-19.
People aged 21 and 22 can book for the first time through the National Reservation Service.
It comes after the head of the NHS in England said all adults in England should be able to book their first coronavirus shot by the end of the week.
Sir Simon Stevens told the NHS Confederation conference on Tuesday that the NHS will “finish the job” of the Covid-19 vaccination program to “the greatest extent possible” over the next four weeks while the lockdown is extended.
The NHS said that from Wednesday it will contact 972,000 young people between the ages of 21 and 22 urging them to book their vaccinations.
This means that only 18 to 20 year olds are left to receive the call.
Dr Emily Lawson, NHS Covid Vaccination Program Manager, said: ‘The biggest NHS vaccination campaign ever is on the home stretch of the first dose rollout.
“The vaccine is the most important step you can take to protect yourself, your friends and family, so it is very important that all members of the last eligible groups sign up to get their vaccine and play their part in this. huge national effort. “
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: ‘We are almost at the last hurdle to deliver life-saving injections to all UK adults, with both vaccines providing the most comprehensive protection possible against symptoms, serious illness and disease. hospitalization because of this terrible virus and bringing us one step closer to defeating this pandemic.
“I urge all people aged 21 and over to have their vaccines reserved as soon as possible to not only secure that extra defense for yourself, but also to protect your loved ones.”