Covid vaccine invite to all 16 and 17-year-olds
Invitations to get a Covid vaccine will be landing on the doormats of all 16 and 17-year-olds in a further effort to boost take-up in this age group.
Over 360,000 people aged 16 and 17 have already had their jab – which includes those who were eligible previously eligible due to an underlying health condition, with more than 125,000 getting their jab in the two weeks since the NHS was given the green light to offer all 16 and 17-years-olds the life-saving jab.
They will also be receiving letters, inviting them to come to their nearest walk-in centre with many already receiving invitations from their GP and taking up the offer.
Anyone in this age group can now find their nearest centre through the ‘grab a jab’ NHS online walk-in finder, with more sites becoming available every day. Follow-up text messages are being sent out today (20 August) to ensure NHS staff are vaccinating 16 and 17-year-olds as quickly as possible ahead of their return to school.
GPs are also inviting at-risk children aged between 12 and 15 years old, who are clinically vulnerable to COVID or live with adults who are at increased risk of serious illness from the virus, with 30,000 children in this age group already protected.
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