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More than 600,000 appointments for a lifesaving COVID jab were booked in just 48 hours after the NHS vaccination programme was opened up to people in their thirties. Those aged 38 and 39 have been able to arrange a jab through the National Booking Service since Thursday. Since then, 611,863 first and second dose appointments […]
Dexamethasone, an inexpensive and widely available steroid, has saved around one million lives worldwide since its discovery as an effective treatment for COVID-19 in a clinical trial in the NHS. New figures, published today, show that use of the drug has so far saved 22,000 lives in the UK and an estimated one million worldwide. […]
NHS hospitals cared for more than one million patients without COVID while battling the peak of the winter wave of infections, new figures showed today. More than 100,000 patients seriously ill with the virus needed hospital admission for treatment in January, a third of all those who had been admitted, up to that point, since […]
People aged 56 to 59 are being invited to book a life-saving COVID jab this week as the NHS vaccination programme, the biggest in health service history, continues to gather pace. Letters to 850,000 people aged 56 to 59 began landing on doorsteps from yesterday (Saturday) with another 850k due to land tomorrow (Monday). The […]
Famous faces from the nation’s favourite cookery shows have joined forces with the NHS to tackle COVID vaccine hesitancy and boost uptake. Great British Bake Off star Nadiya Hussain, Asma Khan from Netflix’s Chef’s Table and MasterChef’s Saliha Mahmood are all backing the vaccine drive focused on the British Bangladeshi community. Launching the campaign in […]
Nine out of 10 people aged 65 and over have now had their first COVID vaccine, NHS England announced today, as invites to those aged 60 to 63 began landing on doormats. The NHS vaccination programme, the biggest in the health service’s history, has jabbed more than more than 17 million people in a matter […]
A London-based GP is taking the fight against vaccine hesitancy into her own hands by phoning every patient from her surgery who has been offered but not yet accepted their jab, as part of the NHS’ battle against vaccine hesitancy. Dr Farzana Hussain, GP at the Project Surgery in East London, kicked off her drive […]
The head of the NHS today praised staff as the NHS vaccination programme enters a new phase, with people aged 65 and over together with an expanded group of clinically vulnerable people now receiving the life-saving COVID jab. Over one million people aged 65 and over have now been invited to book a vaccination, with […]
NHS staff will begin vaccinating people aged 65 to 69 and those who are clinically vulnerable against COVID from tomorrow (Monday) with over one million people already invited to book a jab. Almost 1.2 million letters were due to land on doorsteps by yesterday (Saturday) asking people to log on to the national booking service […]
People aged 70 and over who have not yet been vaccinated against COVID and who would like to be are today being asked to contact the NHS to arrange a jab. Until now the NHS has asked people to wait until they are contacted to help ensure that those who are most vulnerable are protected […]