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Hundreds of walk-in NHS COVID-19 vaccination sites will be operating this weekend with any adult able to turn up and ‘grab a jab’. Anyone aged 18 or over can turn up at the sites, which include football stadiums, theatres, supermarket car parks and shopping centres, and get vaccinated without needing to book in advance. The […]
More than one million jab appointments were booked since the NHS vaccination programme opened for every adult in England. People rushed to book 1,008,472 appointments in just two days – an average of more than 21,000 every hour, or six every second – on Friday and Saturday. The figure does not include appointments made through […]
More than 700,000 life-saving COVID jabs were booked on the day that the NHS vaccination programme, the biggest in health service history, was opened up to people aged 18 to 20. People rushed to make 721,469 appointments through the national booking service on Friday, more than 30,000 an hour or more than eight every second. […]
NHS England’s lead for the NHS vaccination programme, Dr Emily Lawson, said: “Thanks to the non-stop efforts of NHS staff and volunteers, four in five adults have now received their first vaccine and almost three in four have had both doses, a remarkable achievement in just over six months. “The biggest vaccination drive in history, […]
All adults can now book a life-saving COVID jab vaccine, NHS chief executive Sir Simon Stevens announced today. Everyone aged 18 and over is being urged to arrange a jab if they have not had one as the NHS COVID Vaccination Programme, the biggest in health service history, begins the final push to protect the […]
Around one million people aged 21 and 22 will begin to be called forward this morning to get the coronavirus vaccine, as the NHS COVID Vaccination Programme enters the final phase of the first dose roll-out. As the NHS works through the final cohorts, people aged 21 and 22 will now be able to book […]
The NHS is setting up specialist long COVID services for children and young people as part of a £100 million expansion of care for those suffering from the condition. The 15 new paediatric hubs will draw together experts on common symptoms such as respiratory problems and fatigue who can directly treat youngsters, advise family doctors […]
Commenting on the milestone, NHS England’s lead for the NHS vaccination programme, Dr Emily Lawson, said: “Hitting 60 million vaccinations is an incredible achievement for the NHS COVID vaccination programme, thanks to the non-stop efforts of NHS staff and volunteers, whose actions to protect their patients and communities have quite simply saved thousands of lives. […]
NHS ahead of target in recovery of elective care, and mental health services back to pre-pandemic levels
Operations and other routine care are ahead of ambitions set out in April with mental health services back at pre-pandemic levels, NHS figures show today. The number of people waiting over 52 weeks to begin treatment dropped by more than 50,000 in April, while by May, operations and other elective activity had already climbed to […]
The NHS will help communities across the country double down on efforts to get people vaccinated against COVID-19, with a £20 million funding injection of extra support for GPs, pharmacists and local services, as part of the NHS COVID Vaccination Programme, the largest and fastest in health service history. Local GP and pharmacy-led vaccination sites […]