The NHS Covid-19 Vaccination Programme in the Midlands has administered more than 712,640 spring vaccinations which is more than half of those eligible. Those eligible who have not yet had their vaccination are encouraged to come forward before the seasonal campaign ends on 30 June.
Friday 30 June is also the last chance for those yet to have their first or second covid vaccine dose to come forward. After this, the NHS will move to a targeted seasonal offer for those at increased risk.
Around 1.27 million people in the Midlands (690,000 in the West Midlands and 580,000 in the East Midlands) in total are eligible for a spring covid jab which began in April including care home residents, people 75 and over and those aged five and over with a weakened immune system.
Everyone eligible can get vaccinated by booking an appointment online or through the NHS App at one of thousands of local sites, including community pharmacies and GP practices.
The NHS – now in its 75th year – has nationally administered more than 145 million covid jabs over several vaccination campaigns since Maggie Keenan became the first in the world outside of a clinical trial to receive the vaccination in December 2020.
Roz Lindridge, the NHS England director responsible for overseeing the vaccination programme across the Midlands, said: “The last spring vaccination appointments will be offered on 30 June.
“With a month to go, it is not too late to get yours. Those of you who are eligible and have been invited for a covid vaccine but yet to take it up, should come forward now.
“Getting your vaccine couldn’t be easier with so many appointments available across the region. I encourage you to book an appointment at your local pharmacy, GP or via the National Booking Service today.
“So if you are over 75 or you have a weakened immune system, don’t miss out, come forward as soon as possible to book a covid vaccine this spring so you can enjoy summer with peace of mind.”
Walk in and bookable vaccinations are available at COVID-19 advice and services – NHS (www.nhs.uk)