Anyone over 42 can now get a Covid jab in England

The NHS lowered the age for people in England to get a second vaccine this week.

On Monday the age limit was lowered to 44 years and on Tuesday again to 42 years.

That means you can now access the NHS England website to book a time and date for your first Covid vaccine.

Text invitations will appear as a warning from “NHSvaccine” and include a web link to the NHS website to book an appointment.

People who can’t get online can instead call the service at 119 to book their jab.

Vaccinations are currently being administered in more than 1,600 locations across England, including general practitioners’ offices, pharmacies, mosques, museums and rugby courts.

The booking service will direct people to places near them, and the NHS has stated the vast majority of people live within 10 miles of a vaccination site.

The NHS England website is:

In England, the COVID-19 vaccine is available in some hospitals and pharmacies, local centers run by general practitioners, and larger vaccination centers. More and more centers are opening up.

It is given to:

  • People aged 42 and over
  • People who will turn 42 years old before July 1, 2021
  • People at high risk of COVID-19 (clinically extremely susceptible)
  • People who live or work in nursing homes
  • Health and social workers
  • People with a condition that puts them at higher risk (clinically prone)
  • People with a learning disability
  • People who are a primary caregiver for someone at high risk from COVID-19

You can go to this page to book your jab.

Healthy people, ages 18-29, will be the last cohort to be offered the sting and will receive either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines after officials said that group should not be offered the AstraZeneca vaccine, after concerns were raised about a very rare possible side effect in the form of an unusual type of blood clot.

The government has previously promised that all adults will be offered their first dose before the end of July.

Healthy people, ages 18-29, will be the last cohort to be offered the sting and will receive either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines after officials said that group should not be offered the AstraZeneca vaccine, after concerns were raised about a very rare possible side effect in the form of an unusual type of blood clot.

The government has previously promised that all adults will be offered their first dose before the end of July.

The vaccination program began on December 8, 2020 when Grandmother Maggie Keenan became the first person in the world to receive the Pfizer Covid-19 shock after her clinical approval.

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