Coronavirus (COVID-19)—NHS invites people aged 36 and 37 to be vaccinated

Coronavirus (COVID-19)—NHS invites people aged 36 and 37 to be vaccinated

The NHS has begun inviting people aged 36 and 37 to be vaccinated against coronavirus (COVID-19). Text messages inviting people to be vaccinated will begin being sent. Recipients will then be able to book an appointment by following a link in the text, or by dialling 119.

The NHS has said that over 30 million people have received their first dose of the vaccine, which represents approximately two thirds of the adult population. One third of all adults have received both doses of the vaccination, thus conferring the maximum protection from coronavirus.

The government announced that second dose appointments will be brought forward from 12 to eight weeks for people aged 50 or over, and both doses will be expedited for people of this demographic who have not yet been vaccinated.

Following advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and immunisation, people under 39 and pregnant women will be offered the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine instead of AstraZeneca.

Source: NHS invites people aged 36 and 37 for life-saving COVID-19 jab

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