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Who can book their Covid-19 vaccine from today?

The coronavirus vaccine rollout has continued as all 30-year-olds are now invited to book their Covid-19 vaccine, along with some 29-year-olds if they're turning 30 before July 1, 2021.
Who can book their Covid-19 vaccine from today?

The aim to give all adults at least one dose by the end of July remains on track as the NHS website is now offering 30-year-olds the chance to book their coronavirus vaccine. 

Approximately one million people aged 30 and 31 will get a text to invite them to book their coronavirus vaccine, though people under the age of 40 will no longer be offered the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab, but the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine instead. 

Vaccination experts have previously advised that people under the age of 40 should receive an alternative vaccine to the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab due to the link between the jab and extremely rare cases of blood clots.

Updates on the NHS website today confirm that you can book your vaccine if any of the following apply: 

  • you're aged 30 or over
  • you'll turn 30 before 1 July 2021
  • you're at high risk from Covid-19 (clinically extremely vulnerable)
  • you have a condition that puts you at higher risk (clinically vulnerable)
  • you have a learning disability
  • you're a frontline health or social care worker
  • you get a Carer's Allowance, get support following an assessment by your local authority or your GP record shows you're a carer

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: "Our vaccination programme is moving at such a phenomenal pace and I am delighted that less than six months after Margaret Keenan received the first authorised jab in the world, we are now able to open the offer to everyone in their 30s and over.

"The vaccine is our way out of this pandemic and recent data has shown the life-saving protection (that) a second dose of the jab can give, especially against the new variant.

"I urge everyone to come forward when you get the offer and play a part in getting us back to normality."

In Peterborough, as of May 16, a total of 97,112 people had been given at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine across the Peterborough local authority. This is a 4,063 increase on the week before.

Of these, 51,963 have also received their second dose, an increase of 7,022 compared to the week prior.