More than 12million people have received their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine.
The government is aiming to vaccinate the top four priority groups by February 15 – and the numbers are promising.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock revealed that 91% of those aged 80 and over in England have now been vaccinated.
At the moment, anyone aged 70 or above, and has not yet had their first job, is being urged to book one.
The NHS has changed its messaging from “we will contact you” to “contact us” for those in the priority group.
Mr Hancock said: “We’re not going to rest until all those who are vulnerable are protected”.
When will I get vaccinated?
When it’s your turn depends on how you fall into the government’s priority list.
The government is aiming to vaccinate all over-50s in England and Wales by early May.
However, England’s chief Medical officer Chris Whitty has said that the prospect of all adults receiving both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine by August is “very optimistic”.
Mr Hancock has pledged to offer all adults in the UK the coronavirus vaccine by autumn. Meanwhile Dominic Raab, the Foreign Secretary, said on January 17 that every adult will be offered the first dose of the vaccine by September.
Full priority list
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1. Residents in a care home for older adults and staff working in care homes for older adults
2. All those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers
3. All those 75 years of age and over
4. All those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals (not including pregnant women and those under 16 years of age)
5. All those 65 years of age and over
6. Adults aged 16 to 65 years in an at-risk group (see clinical conditions below)
7. All those 60 years of age and over
8 . All those 55 years of age and over
9. All those 50 years of age and over
10. Rest of the population (to be determined)
How will I be contacted?
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If you’re aged 70 or above, and you’ve not been called in for a vaccine, you can secure a slot through the national online booking service, by calling 119 or contacting your GP.
In order to get a vaccine you have to be registered with a GP surgery in England.
If you are not eligible yet, wait to be contacted by the NHS.
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