Over-21s invited to book their Covid-19 jab

People over 21 in England were invited to book their Covid-19 vaccination.

First-time bookings for people aged 21-22 are available through the National Bookings Service.

It comes after the head of the NHS in England said all adults in England should be able to book their first coronavirus vaccination by the end of the week.

Sir Simon Stevens told the NHS Confederation Conference Tuesday that the NHS will “do the job” of the Covid-19 vaccination program “to the greatest extent possible” for the next four weeks during the extension of the lockdown.

The NHS said it will contact 972,000 21- and 22-year-olds as of Wednesday to invite them to book their vaccinations.

This means that only 18 to 20 year olds can take the call.

Emily Lawson, director of the NHS Covid Vaccination Program, said, “The largest NHS vaccination campaign of all time is on the home stretch of first dose launch.

“The vaccine is the most important step you can take to protect yourself, your friends and family.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: “We are almost at the last hurdle to offer life-saving vaccinations to all UK adults, both vaccines offering the greatest possible protection against symptoms, serious illness and hospitalization from this terrible virus, and bringing us one step closer to defeating this pandemic.”

“I urge everyone over the age of 21 to get vaccinated as soon as possible to not only provide this extra defense for themselves, but also to protect loved ones.”

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