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36 and 37 year olds invited to book coronavirus vaccination

36 and 37 year olds invited to book coronavirus vaccination

People aged 36 and 37 are being invited to book their coronavirus jab through the NHS website as the vaccination programme expands.

An update to the NHS website on Tuesday morning now states that people who are aged 36 or over, or will turn 36 before 1 July 2021, can now use the online service. 

Text message invites are being sent to 37-year-olds from today, while 36-year-olds are expected to receive invites from tomorrow. In some areas where local teams have been vaccinating ahead of schedule, some people in these age groups have already been vaccinated.

As well as those aged 36 or over, people who are clinically vulnerable, have a learning disability, gets a Carer's allowance or are a frontline health or social care worker, can also get the jab.

The expansion of the vaccination programme comes at a time of continued concern over the Indian variant of COVID-19, which has been spreading rapidly in some parts of the country over recent weeks. To date, 2,323 cases of the variant have been identified in the UK across 127 local authority areas. 

Despite concerns over the variant, the total number of coronavirus cases being reported in the UK on a daily basis still remains low. On Monday, 1,979 cases of COVID-19 were reported in the UK, while 5 deaths were reported within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test.

To date, more than 36.7 million people have had their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Those that are eligible can book and manage their vaccination appointments on the NHS website.

 

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