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The NHS is inviting over one million more people who are most at risk from COVID for their booster vaccine this week as the next phase of the NHS vaccination programme continues at pace. Since the national booking system opened up for bookings for boosters on Tuesday (21 Sept), almost 850,000 people have already booked […]
People aged 16 and 17 are able to book their COVID-19 jabs through the National Booking Service from today as the NHS vaccination programme pulls out all the stops to protect people ahead of winter. Almost three quarters of a million young people in England – around 60% – have already received their vaccine thanks […]
Margaret Keenan, the first person in the world to receive a Covid-19 jab outside of a clinical trial, received a booster shot today in the next phase of the NHS vaccination programme. The 91-year-old grandmother of four, who is known as Maggie, returned to University Hospital, Coventry to receive the top-up vaccination. May Parsons, who […]
Leading clinicians from across the health service have been appointed to new national clinical roles to help lead action on post-COVID challenges facing patients and staff. The five new clinical leads – covering urgent and emergency care, elective care and long COVID – will provide expert advice to the NHS Medical Director, Professor Stephen Powis, […]
The COVID vaccination programme, the biggest and most successful in health service history, has today started taking online and phone bookings from people invited for a booster jab. People who are more vulnerable to the virus are being invited to top up their protection ahead of winter six months or more after receiving their second […]
The NHS has started to roll out the COVID-19 jab to school children aged 12 to 15, as part of the biggest vaccination drive in health service history. Almost three million children in this age group are eligible for one dose of the Pfizer vaccine following the government’s acceptance of the UK Chief Medical Officers’ […]
Invitations to book a COVID booster jab will be sent to one and a half million people this week as the NHS vaccination programme enters a new phase ahead of winter. Texts allowing people to arrange a top-up through the National Booking Service will start going out from tomorrow (Monday), with letters also being sent […]
England’s top doctor is urging students who are not yet vaccinated to get their COVID jab in freshers’ week with dozens of universities setting up pop-up clinics and walk-in centres as the new academic year begins. As tens of thousands of young people head off to university this week, Professor Stephen Powis, NHS national medical […]
The NHS has started delivering COVID booster jabs to people in eligible groups from today, as the biggest and most successful vaccination programme in health service history moves to the next stage. In line with new advice set out by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) on Tuesday 14 September, the NHS vaccination […]
The NHS will today launch the world’s largest trial of a revolutionary new blood test that can detect more than 50 types of cancer before symptoms appear. The first people to take part will have blood samples taken at mobile testing clinics in retail parks and other convenient community locations. The Galleri(tm) test checks for […]