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COVID-19: Vaccine rollout extended for second time this week as people aged 34 and 35 in England can receive vaccine | UK News

People aged 34 and 35 in England will be offered the coronavirus vaccine from Thursday, the NHS said

NHS England has confirmed that more than 1 million people aged 34 and 35 will receive a text message on May 20 or May 21 asking them to book their COVID-19[female[feminine appointment for the vaccine.

People in their early 30s may have the chance to be vaccinated “over the next few days and week,” NHS England said.

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Health Secretary Matt Hancock announces that the UK is launching a first global clinical trial of COVID booster vaccines.

The immunization schedule for people has accelerated in parts of the country due to the increasing risk of Indian variant, while those at high risk will now have to wait eight weeks between doses – rather than the 12-week period set earlier this year.

Professor Stephen Powis, National Medical Director of NHS England, said: ‘The success of the NHS COVID-19 vaccination program, the largest in history, has not come about by chance, but by careful planning and clarified by NHS staff who have now delivered 48.5million doses across England in less than six months.

“Getting the vaccine is the most important step we can take to protect ourselves, our families and our communities from COVID-19, so when you are called, make an appointment and join the tens of millions of people who are have already been trapped. “

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the latest development was “incredible news” as England “remains on track to meet our goal of providing a vaccine to all adults by the end of it. of the month of July “.

“I am delighted that 70% of adults across the country have already been vaccinated with their first dose and 40% with their second,” he said.

“We have one of the highest participation rates in the world, but we will continue to do everything we can to make sure that no one is left …

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This notice was published: 2021-05-19 20:20:00