27 May 2021

Everyone aged 30 and over now eligible for Covid jab

Everyone aged 30 and over in England are now eligible to book a Covid vaccine - which may include many staff working in retail.

The NHS Covid vaccination programme in England has, from Wednesday, May 26, 2021, been made open to everyone in their 30s.

One million more people aged 30 and 31 will be invited by text over the coming days, leaving only adults between 18 and 29 yet to get the nod to come forward.

Since opening up to people in their 30s, nearly four million appointments have been booked.

The NHS has now delivered almost 32 million first doses of the jab, and well over 19 million of adults have had both doses, meaning they have maximum protection from the virus.

Retailers are asked to play their part in the vaccination drive by helping provide reliable information about the scheme to staff and the wider community. Find out more about that here

Meanwhile, in Northern Ireland and Wales all over 18s are now eligible for their vaccination. In Scotland, over 30s are currently eligible to book a vaccination.

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