Posted on April 2021 By Jamie Southwell
Over 45’s can now receive their first vaccine as the target goal is met through the combined efforts of healthcare staff, volunteers, and all those involved.
Following on from reaching the target goal of offering the first vaccine dosage to all nine priority groups three days prior, bringing the total to 32 million people vaccinated.
Anyone between 45 to 50 years old can now book their first Covid-19 vaccine jab through the NHS, with all those older than 50 years old continuing to receive their second Covid-19 vaccine jab.
Those who can apply for the vaccine must be under any of the following:
You are aged 45 or over
You are at high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable)
You have a condition that puts you at higher risk (clinically vulnerable)
You have a learning disability
You get a Carer's Allowance, get support following an assessment by your local authority or your GP record shows you are a carer
If you are able to receive the Covid-19 vaccine, visit the official NHS website by clicking here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/
With the national vaccination rollout programme continuing underway as planned, we entered into Step 2 of the roadmap set out by Boris Johnson earlier in the year. Step 2 began yesterday which was the reopening of non-essential shops, leisure facilities, self-contained accommodations, etc.
For the details on all the roadmap in full, visit the official Government website by clicking here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-response-spring-2021/covid-19-response-spring-2021-summary
So far a total of 32,190,576 first doses and 7,656,205 doses have been administered, including all those over 50, the clinically vulnerable, and health and social care workers.
The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson spoke about the incredible efforts of our NHS staff and those carrying out the vaccination programme, referring to the achievement as “hugely significant”.
Continuing he said "We have now passed another hugely significant milestone in our vaccine programme by offering jabs to everyone in the nine highest risk groups.
"That means more than 32 million people have been given the precious protection vaccines provide against COVID-19.
"I want to thank everyone involved in the vaccine rollout which has already saved many thousands of lives.
"We will now move forward with completing essential second doses and making progress towards our target of offering all adults a vaccine by the end of July."
Johnson has promised to deliver the Covid-19 vaccine to all adults by the end of July.