People 30+ can now book a coronavirus jab as England’s vaccine rollout expands today.
A million people aged 30 and 31 will be text invited in the coming days, NHS England said.
The invitation allows those eligible to book both jabs at the same time and choose a location from a list of NHS vaccination centers, pharmacy-run vaccination services, and GP-run locations.
It only leaves adults between the ages of 18 and 29 to get the nod to move forward.
The country’s vaccination program has now delivered nearly 32 million first doses of the sting, with more than 19 million adults receiving both doses – meaning they have maximum protection from Covid-19.
The NHS urges anyone eligible to take up the offer of a trick in any of 1,600 locations across the country, including mosques, museums and rugby pitches.
It is because people aged 50 and over and clinically vulnerable people have their second dose brought forward in order to counteract the spread of the Indian variant.
Nobody in these groups needs to contact the NHS and people are encouraged to rebook if necessary.
General Practitioner and National Medical Director for Primary Care, Dr. Nikki Kanani, said: “The vaccine is the most important step we can take to protect ourselves, our families and our communities from COVID-19. The largest and most successful NHS vaccination program against Covid in history is going to be for anyone in their thirties.” introduced.
“The offer of a vaccine does not expire. If you are eligible and have not yet booked, please report when you are invited.”
Dr. Emily Lawson, NHS England Director of the NHS Immunization Program, said: “This weekend, the largest NHS immunization program in history has reached another outstanding and important milestone. More than 50 million life-saving shocks were administered across the country in less than six months.
“The success of the NHS vaccination program is not a happy accident. It is the result of exceptional planning, targeted delivery and people’s determination to protect their patients, friends and communities as quickly as possible.”
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said, “Our immunization program is moving at such a phenomenal pace and I am delighted that less than 6 months after Margaret Keenan received the world’s first authorized push, we are now making the offering available to everyone in her 30s Years and older.
“I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who rolled up their sleeves to help us introduce this lifesaving thrust.
“The NHS has a record number of appointments and it is fantastic to see the public come up in such extraordinary numbers.
“The vaccine is our way out of this pandemic and recent data has shown that a second dose of the shock offers life-saving protection, especially against the new variant.
“I urge everyone to come forward when you receive the offer and help us get back to normal.
By invitation, people can book at any of the vaccination centers, pharmacies or general practitioners across the country available through the national booking service
Text invitations will appear as a warning from “NHSvaccine” and include a web link to the NHS website to reserve an appointment.
People who can’t get online can call the service on 119 to book their jab.
Pregnant women and those under 39 years of age will be offered the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine according to recently updated guidelines.