First 16 and 17-year-olds offered Covid vaccine
Sixteen and 17-year-olds across the UK are now being invited to book their coronavirus vaccine, with GPs in England told they can contact this age group. Young people in this age group must wait to be contacted by their GPs and cannot yet book their appointment on the NHS app.
The opening of vaccinations to 16 and 17-year-olds in England comes at the same time as the government is launching a new drive to encourage young people to get jabbed.
New figures published on the Gov.uk dashboard show that most patients in hospital with COVID-19 in England continue to be unvaccinated and that one in five people being admitted to hospital in England with COVID-19 is aged between 18 and 34 years old. This shows how effective the vaccine is in protecting those who are vaccinated.
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