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Friday, 12 April 2024 – 12:30

Over 45s invited to book coronavirus vaccination as rollout continues

People over the age of 45 in the UK can now book their Coronavirus vaccinations.

An update to the NHS website on Tuesday morning saw those over 45 years old added to the list of people that can book their vaccination using the online booking service.

While over 45’s can now book their vaccination, the levels of first dose vaccinations being administered are expected to remain relatively low compared to recent times as the Government focuses on delivering second jabs to people in the first nine priority groups over the coming weeks.

The UK is currently using three vaccines in its fight against COVID-19, including vaccines from Pfizer/BioNTech, Oxford/AstraZeneca and Moderna. The Moderna vaccine was used in the UK for the first time last week in Wales, and it is expected to be used in England for the first time today. Following concerns over blood clots, the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine will not be offered to people in the UK under the age of 30.

Those who are now eligible to do so can book their coronavirus vaccination on the NHS website here.


Who can book their coronavirus vaccination through the NHS?

The following people in the UK are currently eligible to book their vaccinations if they have not already done so;

  • those aged 45 or over
  • those at particularly high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable)
  • those who have a condition that puts them at higher risk from coronavirus (clinically vulnerable)
  • those with a learning disability
  • those who get a Carer’s Allowance, get support following an assessment by their local authority or their GP record shows they are a carer
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