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NHS delivers booster vaccine to half of eligible people aged 50 and over Mon, 25 Oct 2021 23:01:38 GMT
Half of eligible people aged 50 and over have already received their COVID booster jab in England, as the biggest and fastest vaccination programme in NHS history continues. More than 4.5 million people aged 50 and over – 4,547,927 people – have received a top up in protection in less than six weeks as part […]

NHS invites another two million for vital booster Sun, 24 Oct 2021 23:01:03 GMT
The NHS is sending out two million more invitations this week to people who are eligible for their booster vaccine ahead of winter, as the NHS COVID-19 vaccine programme continues to protect those most at risk of the virus. More than 5 million people have already received the additional life-saving jab since the largest vaccination […]

Over 800,000 COVID-19 booster jabs delivered in three days Sun, 24 Oct 2021 12:00:59 GMT
More than 800,000 people have had their COVID-19 booster jab in the past 72 hours, as the NHS vaccination rollout intensifies efforts to protect those most at risk from coronavirus. A total of 5.1 million booster jabs have been administered with around half of people aged 50 and over who are currently eligible getting their […]

Top NHS doc encourages parents to book children in for COVID jab during half-term Sat, 23 Oct 2021 23:01:36 GMT
Parents can book COVID-19 vaccinations for their children online with appointments available over the half-term, the NHS has said, as the COVID-19 vaccination rollout continues. NHS chief executive Amanda Pritchard confirmed this week that bookings would open up to children, with the online booking system opening up on Friday as an additional way to get […]

Almost half a million COVID-19 booster bookings in two days Fri, 22 Oct 2021 23:01:35 GMT
Almost half a million people have booked in for their booster jab in just two days, as the NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme continues to protect those most at risk from coronavirus. In just two days this week (Wednesday and Thursday), there were almost half a million – 465,000 – bookings for boosters. With more than […]

Former vaccine chief returns as NHS prepares for winter Fri, 22 Oct 2021 17:37:08 GMT
NHS chief executive Amanda Pritchard today announced that Dr Emily Lawson is returning to lead the NHS COVID vaccination programme. Professor Willett has overseen the launch of the boosters programme after Dr Lawson was seconded to Downing Street as director of the Number 10 delivery unit. Dr Lawson is stepping back into the post as […]

COVID-19 booster jabs booked or delivered at nine in ten care homes in England Fri, 22 Oct 2021 14:02:02 GMT
COVID booster jabs have been delivered or booked in at almost nine in 10 care homes as the NHS vaccination programme accelerates ahead of winter. Around 6,000 care homes have already been visited while a further 3,700 homes have visits scheduled within the coming days and weeks, as part of the NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme. […]

NHS opens online COVID-19 vaccination bookings for 12-15 year olds Thu, 21 Oct 2021 23:01:36 GMT
Parents will be able to book COVID-19 vaccinations online for their 12-15 year old children from the end of today (Friday) with appointments available as soon as tomorrow, the NHS has announced. People will be able to go online and check the National Booking Service to see if their local site has appointments to vaccinate […]

NHS chief calls on people to consider lifechanging careers in NHS Wed, 20 Oct 2021 23:01:53 GMT
The head of the NHS has urged young people to take the best decision they’ll ever make and begin a career in the NHS. NHS England Chief Executive Amanda Pritchard launches the health service’s annual recruitment drive today, encouraging anyone looking for a career change to consider joining one of hundreds of rewarding roles on […]

NHS invites two million more people for booster jabs Wed, 20 Oct 2021 17:00:23 GMT
The NHS is sending out almost two million more invitations this week to people who are eligible for their vital COVID-19 booster vaccine ahead of winter. More than four million people have already received the additional life-saving jab since the largest vaccination programme in NHS history began administering them a month ago, just two days […]