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Coronavirus vaccine now offered to people aged 45 and over

Coronavirus vaccine now offered to people aged 45 and over

Author: Sarah Akomanyi | Tuesday 13th April 2021

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The NHS are now encoraging people over the age of 45 to get the coronavirus vaccine.

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This signals the start of the second phase of the vaccine programme, which is offering vaccines to healthy adults under the age of 50.

Previously, the vaccine was given to people highest at risk.

It means the Government has met its target of offering the jab to all of its top nine priority groups – including the clinically vulnerable and health and social care workers – three days ahead of its target date of April 15.

More than 32 million people in the UK have had their first vaccine dose. On Saturday a record 475,230 second doses were given out, with more than 7.6 million people now fully vaccinated.

We have now passed another hugely significant milestone in our vaccine programme by offering jabs to everyone in the nine highest risk groups,’ Boris Johnson said.

‘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.’