Covid: anyone aged 18 and over can book a vaccine today Brighton News

EVERYONE aged 18 and over in Sussex can reserve their Covid-19 vaccine from today.

Around 1.5 million text messages are expected to be sent to people between the ages of 18 and 20 across the country, as the race to vaccinate the population continues.

It comes as Covid cases have risen 160% in Brighton and Hove in just a week – a trend followed in all parts of England.

Public Health England said rates of cases in England among all age groups continue to rise and the highest rate is among those aged 20 to 29, with 195.9 cases per 100,000 people over the course of for the seven days before June 13, compared to 123.6 week-to-week. .

It is also the age group that has seen the largest increase from one week to the next.

The second highest rate is among those aged 10 to 19, rising from 100.3 to 143.3, while for those aged 60 and over, the rate is 14.3, up slightly from 10.6.

Speaking at the NHS Confed conference, Mr Hancock said: ‘As of this afternoon we have administered a first dose of vaccine to four out of five adults in the UK.

“And the speed of the deployment means that tomorrow we will be able to open the vaccination to anyone over the age of 18.

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“I think it’s an incredible achievement on the vaccination side.”

Vaccine Minister Nadhim Zahawi tweeted: “Fantastic news – anyone aged 18 and over can reserve their Covid-19 vaccine from tomorrow.

“I urge everyone to accept the offer as soon as possible to protect you and your loved ones. We can beat this pandemic one shot at a time. ”

In Northern Ireland and Wales, the Covid-19 vaccination program is already open to people aged 18 and over.

In Scotland, all 18-39 year olds are invited, with older groups first, to specific areas of Glasgow affected by the current outbreak.

More broadly in Scotland, people aged 30 and over are invited for their jab, and those aged 18-29 on May 17, 2021 inclusive are expected to be invited afterwards.

The Department of Health and Welfare said 42,216,654 people across the UK have now been vaccinated with a first dose (80%), while 30,675,207 people have received both doses (58%) .

Hancock said: ‘Now that four in five adults in the UK have received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine and more than half of adults have received a second vaccine, we are entering the final stage of our race. against the virus.

“Vaccines save lives and have allowed us to restore many of the freedoms we cherish.

“To allow us to completely ease the restrictions, it is more important than ever that people show up for their injections when they are eligible and reserve a second dose to receive the most comprehensive protection possible.”

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This notice was published: 2021-06-18 07:43:24

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