Over-30s can now book a Covid vaccine

The coronavirus vaccination rollout has been extended further, with 30 and 31-year-olds now being invited to book their first jab.

People aged 30 and 31 will be invited by text in the coming days. 

They can book appointments at a larger vaccination centre or pharmacy now, or wait to be invited to go to a local NHS service.

Visit nhs.uk/CovidVaccination to find out more.

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

People aged 39 and under who are eligible, and pregnant women, are being offered the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.

The government's aim is to offer all adults the first dose of the vaccine by the end of July. 

Those aged 50 and over, as well as those who are clinically vulnerable, are being reminded that their second dose has been brought forward from 12 weeks to eight weeks after the first due to concerns about the Indian variant. 

More than 38 million people in the UK have now had a first jab, while over 23 million people have also had a second dose of vaccine. 

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said that the vaccination programme is "moving at such a phenomenal pace". 

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