All over 50s who’ve not had Covid vaccine can now book jab appointment online


All over-50s can now book their coronavirus jab via the NHS website as the rollout begins moving on to to younger age groups.

The NHS has update its website to allow all over-50s to book online.

The UK had given first doses of the vaccine to nearly 25 million people by Tuesday.

Reports in recent weeks speculated people aged in their 40s could be offered the jab by the end of this month at the current pace of the UK’s vaccine programme.

The speed is expected to ramp up from today in a rapid expansion drive as vaccine dose stocks increase.

Boris Johnson has set the target of vaccinating all UK adults by the end of July, but it is hoped the target could be met even sooner in one step towards securing Britain’s route out of lockdown.

It comes as health authorities encourage confidence in the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine.

See full list of who is eligible to book a vaccine online with the NHS below…

Paul Philip from Penarth receiving his vaccine from RAF Squadron Leader Emma Daffey at the Barry Mass Vaccination Centre in the Holm View Leisure centre in Barry, South Wales
The UK could soon hit a 25million first doses milestone

A number of European Union countries had halted the use of the jab amid concerns it was linked to blood clots.

AstraZeneca has found no evidence of increased blood clot risk from the vaccine, and the UK Government has said it has full confidence it is safe.

It analysed its safety review of 17 million people who had received the jab and found no increased risk, after some countries suspended the use of its jab.

The World Health Organisation has also said the rollout of the AstraZeneca vaccine should continue, as the issue divides Europe.

Full list of who is eligible to book a jab online

The NHS is currently offering the vaccine to people most at risk from coronavirus, including frontline health and care workers.

The following groups can book online:

  • people aged 50 and over
  • people at high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable)
  • people who live or work in care homes
  • health and social care workers
  • people with a condition that puts them at higher risk (clinically vulnerable)
  • people with a learning disability
  • people who are a main carer for someone at high risk from coronavirus

You can book your vaccine online on the NHS website here.

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