Coronavirus

NHS launches new recruitment drive on COVID ‘Jabiversary’

The NHS is launching a drive to recruit 10,000 vaccination workers today on the ‘jabiversary’ of the first Pfizer jab. The health service made history when Margaret Keenan received the jab at Coventry a year ago, launching the NHS vaccination programme, the world’s first national effort to protect people against the virus. Twelve months on, […]

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More than one million boosters booked since Monday

More than one million appointments for vital COVID-19 booster jabs have been snapped up so far this week, the NHS said today. Since Monday, 1,077,514 bookings have been made for the life-saving booster jab, as the biggest and most successful vaccination programme in NHS history enters its most complex phase. On Monday, 342,983 boosters were […]

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Total NHS COVID vaccines top 96 million, amid concern over new variant

Total vaccinations have hit the 96 million mark as the NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme continues its drive to protect the most vulnerable ahead of Christmas. After cases of the new COVID variant, Omicron, have been identified in England, the NHS’s top doctor today urged those in newly eligible groups to come forward as soon as […]

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Top up jab bookings to open up for more than one million people

More than one million people will be eligible to book their life-saving jab top-up from tomorrow, as the NHS COVID-19 Vaccination programme continues to boost people’s protection ahead of winter. From 7am tomorrow (Monday 22 November), people aged 40 to 49 will be able to book their booster vaccine, and 16 and 17-year-olds their second […]

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NHS vaccinates one million 12 to 15-year-olds

More than one million 12 to 15-year-olds in England have been vaccinated against COVID-19, as the NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme continues to visit hundreds of schools every week. So far, more than 3,500 schools have hosted clinics, while 95% of all schools have either already been visited or have a visit planned in the coming […]

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