Covid-19: Vaccine rollout in England extends to 44-year-olds
Covid-19 / Mon 26th Apr 2021 at 08:34am
ABOUT half a million more people in England are being invited to book their Covid-19 jab from Monday, as the vaccine rollout opens to 44-year-olds reports the BBC.
Two-thirds of the previous age group – 45 to 49-year-olds – have received their first dose.
The NHS said it would set out when 40 to 43-year-olds would be able to book appointments “in the coming days”, and as supply allows.
It comes as a TV advert is launched to encourage under-50s to get vaccinated.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the “great news” at being able to open up jabs to 44-year-olds came after “a huge few days for vaccinations”.
He added: “We’ll keep working down the age range to make sure everybody can have the offer of a jab by the end of July – all adults.”
The total number of vaccine doses given in the UK reached almost 46.3 million on Sunday, with a further 498,430 second doses and 142,215 first doses reported.
More than 33.7 million people have now received their first dose and almost 12.6 million are fully vaccinated.
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