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Covid vaccine jabs offered to people aged 42 and over – how to book UK News

The NHS coronavirus vaccine reservation system has opened up to healthy people aged 42 and over.

The national reservation system was extended for the second time in two days to allow more healthy adults in their 40s to reserve their jabs.

Here’s everything you need to know about booking your jab.

Who can now reserve a covid vaccine?

People in England aged 42 and over, or those who will turn 42 before July 1, can now schedule their appointment for a vaccine through the national booking website.

The system is only open to people aged 44 and over on Mondays.

How do I book my vaccination appointment?

People in the eligible age group in England can now book their vaccine on the NHS website.

NHS able to expand deployment due to supply issues

There had been supply constraints throughout the month of April, the second vaccines for people most at risk of Covid-19 having been prioritized with the available supply.

But even amid supply issues, the NHS was able to expand the rollout of the vaccination program to its second phase, healthy adults under 50.

The first of this group to be offered the jab were those aged 45 to 49.

Within a week of opening the reservation system, two-thirds of this group had received their first vaccine.

UK will ‘likely’ be hit by another Covid wave

It comes after the Prime Minister warned the UK would likely be hit by another wave of Covid-19.

But Boris Johnson said coronavirus injections would provide “pretty robust fortifications” if there was another spike in infections in the future, as he praised the UK’s vaccination schedule.

During a visit to Wrexham on Monday, he urged the public to take the vaccine when it is offered.

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This notice was published: 2021-04-27 13:59:47