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COVID-19: Everyone over 18 in England will be able to reserve a coronavirus vaccine by the end of the week, expects NHS boss | UK News

All adults in England should be able to book a COVID jab “by the end of this week,” the NHS chief said.

Sir Simon Stevens, managing director of the NHS in England, said the health service would “finish the job” of vaccinating people “to the greatest extent possible” within the next month.

He told the NHS Confederation Conference: ‘It is now very important that we use the next four weeks to complete work as much as possible for the COVID vaccination program, which has been a historic signing achievement. in terms of NHS delivery efficiency – over 60 million doses now administered.

“By July 19, we aim to give perhaps two-thirds of adults across the country double jabs.”

He said that from today 23 and 24 year olds could make an appointment.

“I believe that by the end of this week we will be able to open the national reservation service to all adults aged 18 and over,” added Sir Simon.

“Of course the vaccine supply continues to be limited, so we are precisely tracking the rate at which we get this additional vaccine supply by July 19.”

Those over 18 in Wales and Northern Ireland can already get a jab, and in Scotland those over 30 are eligible.

Almost 41.7 million people in the UK received the first dose, while almost 30 million received both.

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