Over-60s called to get life-saving COVID vaccination as cases continue to fall
NHS England has announced that almost two million people aged 60 to 63 will be invited to book a coronavirus jab this week as the NHS vaccination programme gains fresh momentum.
It comes after Prime Minister Boris Johnson unveiled England’s lockdown exit plan last week, which detailed the nation’s four-step plan to easing restrictions as COVID-19 cases in the UK continue to fall.
This spells good news for mobility retailers, as more people uptake vaccines and restrictions begin to ease, it will mean more people returning to stores in the coming months. From 12th April, the PM said that non-essential retail will reopen, which should also help dealers see an increase in footfall.
Those aged 60-63 will begin receiving letters today, explaining how they can make an appointment to get jabbed through the national booking service. They have been sent after over 75 percent of people aged 65 to 70 took up the offer of a vaccination, NHS England states.
Overall, more than 16.5 million people across England, over a third of the adult population, have received the life-saving jab. People are being invited to be vaccinated in order of risk, which increases with age.
The latest batch of invites arriving this week will mean everyone in the first seven priority groups will have been offered a jab, with people aged between 50 and 60 set to be invited shortly.
Vaccine Minister Nadhim Zahawi said: “Our incredible vaccination programme is accelerating and well over one in three people across the UK have now received their first jab.
“We are now inviting those aged 60 to 63 to receive their vaccines and I urge everybody to come forward as quickly as possible to protect yourself and others from this terrible virus.
“Thank you to everyone on the frontline, including NHS vaccinators, GPs, pharmacists and volunteers, whose unrivalled dedicated to protect the most vulnerable should be applauded.”
People can use the national booking service to reserve a slot at one of more than NHS Vaccination Centres or almost 200 pharmacy-led services across the country. Those who cannot access the online service can also call 119 free of charge.
NHS teams are also visiting those who are housebound and cannot travel to a vaccination service.https://thiis.co.uk/over-60s-called-to-get-life-saving-covid-vaccination-as-cases-continue-to-fall/https://i1.wp.com/thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/vaccination.jpg?fit=900%2C600&ssl=1https://i1.wp.com/thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/vaccination.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1NewsroomNHSSector Newscoronavirus vaccine,COVID-19 vaccine,Lockdown exit plan,NHS,NHS England,NHS vaccination programmeNHS England has announced that almost two million people aged 60 to 63 will be invited to book a coronavirus jab this week as the NHS vaccination programme gains fresh momentum. It comes after Prime Minister Boris Johnson unveiled England’s lockdown exit plan last week, which detailed the nation’s four-step...Sarah SarsbySarah Sarsbysarah@thiis.co.ukAdministratorTHIIS Magazine