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Friday, 14 June 2024 – 09:51

People aged 42 and over invited to book coronavirus vaccination

People in England that will be at least 42 years old before 1 July 2021 can now book their coronavirus vaccination through the NHS. 

An update was made to the NHS website on Tuesday morning, inviting people aged 42-43 to book a vaccination for the first time. On Monday, people aged 44 became eligible for the vaccination as an increasing number of older people have received the jab.

According to the latest data, at least 33,752,885 people in the UK have received their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 12,897,123 people have been fully vaccinated, receiving two doses.

Those that are eligible can book their coronavirus vaccination on the NHS website. As well as those aged 42 or over, people that are part of other groups can also get the jab, such as those who are clinically vulnerable to the virus or have a learning disability.

The further expansion of the vaccine rollout in the UK comes after the EU (where vaccine rates are much lower than the UK) announced legal action against vaccine manufacturer AstraZeneca on Monday.

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