Islanders aged 50 and above who have not yet had a COVID-19 vaccine are being told to book an appointment straight away, as the vaccination programme progresses ahead of schedule.
The Government previously pledged that all Over 50s would be offered a vaccination before May. However, things have been progressing so well that the milestone has been reached today – 17th March.
Over 70,000 Islanders have now been vaccinated with the first dose of either the Pfizer or Oxford Astra Zeneca vaccine. Nationally, over 24million people now have some element of protection, paving the way for the unlocking of the country from 29th March.
Once all of the Over 50s have been vaccinated those aged 40-49 will be invited to make an appointment. People in their 20s are already being vaccinated if they have an underlying health condition, meaning a good cross section of the community is being protected with every passing day.
You can book your COVID-19 vaccination appointment by visiting https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/.