Vaccine Champion update

Published: 17 May 2021

More than 600,000 NHS Covid Jabs Booked in 48 Hours

  • More than 600,000 appointments for a lifesaving Covid jab were booked in just 48 hours after the NHS vaccination programme was opened up to people in their thirties.
  • Younger people in their thirties are expected to be invited over the next few days and weeks.

  • The Government and the JCVI announced on Friday that second dose appointments will be brought forward from 12 to 8 weeks for those aged 50 and over who have yet to received theirs.

  • Nobody needs to contact the NHS.

  • Those who have their second dose booked in the next ten days, up to and including 24 May, should attend their appointment as planned.

  • People who should have their second dose brought forward do not need to contact the NHS. The NHS will let them know when they can rebook.

  • Text invitations appear as an alert from ‘NHSvaccine’, including a web link to the NHS website to reserve an appointment.

  • People 39 and under without an underlying health condition will be offered the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine in line with updated JCVI guidance last week.

  • Pregnant women using the service will also be directed to vaccination centres offering Pfizer and Moderna in their local area in line with JCVI Guidance.

  • The NHS is also sending text reminders to people who have not yet taken up their offer of jab and also to people overdue their second dose to ensure nobody is left behind.

  • On the advice of the Government and JCVI people aged 50 and over and the clinically vulnerable are having their second doses brought forward to counter the spread of the Indian variant.

  • People who cannot go online can call the service on 119 instead to book their jab.

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Lynda Hunter - Vaccine Champion