All over-18s should be able to book their vaccines by the end of the week, says NHS chief

Hot vax summer is moving ahead of schedule girlies!

All over-18s in England should be able to book their vaccines by the end of the week, the chief executive of NHS England has said, as vaccination efforts accelerate following the delay to the end of lockdown.

“I expect that by the end of this week, we’ll be able to open up the national booking service to all adults aged 18 and above,” Simon Stevens told an NHS Confederation conference this morning.

23- and 24-year-olds are able to book their jabs right now, after Boris Johnson said last night he hoped all adults would be vaccinated by 19th July – the new, delayed, “Freedom Day”.

“We can give the NHS a few more crucial weeks to get those remaining jabs into the arms of those who need them,” Johnson said.

Reiterating the importance of the next few weeks, NHS England chief 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.”

However, adults in Wales and Northern Ireland are already able to get their vaccines booked.

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