When will over 35s be vaccinated? Date age group can get the vaccine - and how to book via NHS website
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The Covid vaccine programme is continuing to be rolled out across the UK, with more than 36 million vaccinated with one dose of the jab and 20 million having received two doses.
But when will those in the over-35 age group get the vaccine?
Here’s what you need to know.
When will the over 35s get the Covid vaccine?
In the second phase of the vaccination rollout programme, the vaccine is being offered to those under 50 years old in the following order:
- 40 to 49 years
- 30 to 39 years
- 18 years and over
He told the BBC: "This coming week we’re going to be opening up vaccination to the 35s-and-over across the country because this isn’t just about accelerating the vaccination programme in Bolton, it’s about going as fast as we possibly can nationwide."
Currently, you can book a Covid jab if:
- you're aged 38 or over
- you'll turn 38 before 1 July 2021
If you’re eligible, you can book your appointments at a larger vaccination centre or a pharmacy that provides Covid-19 vaccinations.
You do not need to wait to be contacted by the NHS.
In Scotland, phase two is now underway with everyone aged 18-49 to be offered the vaccine between April and July by age groups 40-49, 30-39 and 18-29.
People in these age groups will receive a letter from the national vaccination programme in a distinctive blue envelope. The invitation provides the location, date and time of the vaccination appointment plus instructions on how to change the appointment if necessary.
There are also details for the national vaccination helpline if people have any queries.
People aged between 16 and 64 who provide face-to-face care for a family member or friend can register for a vaccination appointment by calling the national helpline on 0800 030 8013.
In Wales, everyone aged 30 to 39 are now being invited to receive a Covid vaccine, alongside remaining adults aged 40-49,
In some areas, some people aged under 30 are also being invited to receive a Covid vaccination, but this depends on your local health board.
You should contact your local health board if you think you should have had a vaccine appointment by now and may have been missed.
In Northern Ireland, those aged 30 and over can currently book their Covid vaccination appointments at a regional vaccination centre - if they have not already been invited to receive the vaccine by their GP.
After this, those in the 18-29 age group will be invited to receive their vaccine.