All over-18s will be able to book their first jab within days.
Despite the news that the UK’s “freedom day” is to be postponed for four weeks, we can hold out some hope in the country’s largely successful vaccination programme. Another leap forward has just been taken, with the news that every adult in the country will be allowed to book their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine by the end of this week.
NHS chief executive Sir Simon Stevens told the NHS Confederation annual conference that there would be a huge boost in the effort to vaccinate as many as possible over the next four weeks.
From today, 23 and 24-year-olds can now book their vaccine appointments.
Sir Simon Stevens said: “It is now very important that we use the next four weeks to finish the job to the greatest extent possible for the Covid vaccination programme, which has been a historic signature achievement in terms of the effectiveness of delivering by the NHS – over 60 million doses now administered.
“By July 19 we aim to have offered perhaps two-thirds of adults across the country double jabs. I expect that by the end of this week, we’ll be able to open up the National Booking Service to all adults age 18 and above.”