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22.02.2021

Over two thirds of people aged between 65 and 69 have received their first COVID vaccination nationally.

The roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine is the largest medical deployment in UK history. Over 16 million people have now received their first dose of the vaccine across the UK. Over two thirds of people aged between 65 and 69 have now had their first COVID vaccination, with people aged 64 also set to be called forward this week, NHS England has announced.

Anyone aged 65 to 69 who has not been vaccinated is now being urged to get their life-saving jab at one of the vaccination centres or pharmacies offering jabs.

Those in this age group are now eligible to receive the vaccine, with more than one million invitation letters having arrived in homes across England this week, and online bookings open.

Book now if you’re eligible

You do not need to wait to be contacted if any of the following apply:

  • you are aged 65 and over
  • you have previously received a letter saying you are at high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable)
  • you are an eligible frontline health worker
  • you are an eligible frontline social care worker

A choice of vaccination centres, dates and times will be offered to eligible people when booking. 

Book your coronavirus vaccination appointments online

If you are not eligible yet you should wait to be contacted. The NHS will let you know when it’s your turn to have the vaccine. It’s important not to contact the NHS for a vaccination before then if you are not yet in an eligible group.