•   
  •   

Health & Fitness How to book my second vaccine: Covid jab booking explained – and if you can bring your appointment forward

16:40  24 may  2021
16:40  24 may  2021 Source:   msn.com

Covid good news! More than a THIRD have had jab as 24million vaccinated - rollout MAPPED

  Covid good news! More than a THIRD have had jab as 24million vaccinated - rollout MAPPED THE COVID vaccine programme in the UK has been one of the biggest in the world, and after a series of pandemic failures, the Government has got this right so far.We're all looking for a shred of good news with coronavirus right now, and the latest data from NHS England seems to bring that hope.

As the Covid-19 vaccination rollout continues to make progress, many are now keen to know when they will get their second dose of a vaccine.

a hand holding a bottle: More than 22 million people in the UK are now fully vaccinated, having received two doses of a Covid vaccine (Photo: PA) © Provided by The i More than 22 million people in the UK are now fully vaccinated, having received two doses of a Covid vaccine (Photo: PA)

A new milestone has been reached, with more than 60 million doses now administered, and more than 22.6 million people have received their second jab as well as their first, according to official government figures.

Here is how and when people can get the second dose of the vaccine.

How can I book my second dose?

You will need two doses of all the vaccines currently being used in the UK, which include Pfizer, AstraZeneca, and in some cases, Modern vaccines.

Moderna jab to be deployed in a fortnight, minister reveals

  Moderna jab to be deployed in a fortnight, minister reveals Nadhim Zahawi said the first batch of the jab - approved in January - is set to arrive by the third week of this month. Ministers have ordered 17million doses.Nadhim Zahawi said the first batch of the jab — approved by regulators in January — is set to arrive in the third week of this month, with 'more volume' expected in May.

In general, appointments for second doses are booked at the same time as first doses via the NHS website.

If you are in one of the eligible groups mentioned below, or have received a text or letter inviting you to book your vaccination, you can do so by heading to the NHS website’s booking service, here.

Some people in older or more vulnerable groups will be contacted by the NHS if they need to rebook their second dose appointment for an earlier date.

Who can get the vaccine now?

Those being invited to book their vaccine via the NHS website are:

  • people aged 32 and over
  • people who will turn 32 before 1 July 2021
  • people at high risk from Covid-19 (clinically extremely vulnerable)
  • people who live or work in care homes
  • health and social care workers
  • people with a condition that puts them at higher risk (clinically vulnerable)
  • people with a learning disability
  • people who are a main carer for someone at high risk from Covid-19

For more information on who can currently get the Covid vaccine, see the NHS website, here.

Britons still back AstraZeneca jab

  Britons still back AstraZeneca jab Nearly two thirds of those aged 18 to 24 felt the vaccine was ok to use, while just 13 per cent of all people polled deemed the AstraZeneca jab unsafe. © Provided by Daily Mail Britons still back the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid vaccine - as 75 per cent tell pollsters (pictured) they consider it to be safe © Provided by Daily Mail Chief Executive of the National Health Service Sir Simon Stevens receives his Covid vaccine in London It comes after ministers urged Britons to 'do the right thing for their country' and get vaccinated - as figures revealed the jab has saved 10,400 lives.

When will second doses be given?

People should get their second dose between 8 to 12 weeks after the first, according to the NHS.

Official advice originally said people should get their second dose of the vaccine up to 12 weeks after the first, and this vaccination schedule remains the case for many people.

The aim at the time was to offer as many people a first dose of the vaccine as possible.

However, second doses for some people are being brought forward to eight weeks after the first, following updated advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) issued earlier this month.

The decision to accelerate second jabs hopes to offer those in more vulnerable groups the strongest possible protection at an earlier opportunity, amid concerns over the Indian variant of the virus.

The variant, which has become prevalent in some parts of the country including Bolton, is thought to be more transmissible.

When will over-40s get the vaccine? Covid jab schedule explained as NHS appointments open for under-50s

  When will over-40s get the vaccine? Covid jab schedule explained as NHS appointments open for under-50s The Government said it has reached its target of offering all those aged over 50 a first jab by 15 AprilPeople in their mid to late forties are next in line to be offered vaccines – here’s who is set to get the jab next and how the process works.

A study by Public Health England found that two doses of the Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccines offer “high levels of protection” against symptomatic disease from the Indian variant.

PHE reported that two doses of the Pfizer jab offers 88 per cent protection against the Indian variant, known as B1617.2, while two doses of the AstraZeneca jab were 60 per cent effective against symptomatic disease from the variant.

Who can get their second dose early?

Those aged over 50 should now get the second dose of the Covid vaccine after eight weeks rather than 12, based on new advice.

Second dose appointments will be brought forward for those in the top nine priority groups who have yet to receive their second jab.

This also includes those in some clinically vulnerable groups, such as those with certain pre-existing health conditions, who should also now have their second dose of the coronavirus jab appointment accelerated.

Those who can have their second jab brought forward will be contacted by the NHS. You do not need to contact the NHS.

Advice on the NHS vaccination booking website said: “We’ll be contacting some people in high-risk groups directly to offer earlier appointments for their 2nd dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.

“Please wait to be contacted if you think you’re in this group.

“If you’ve been contacted and you’d like to rebook, you’ll need to cancel your existing appointment before we can offer you new appointments.”

Most of those aged under 50, who are not in clinically vulnerable groups, should continue to receive their second doses around 11-12 weeks after the first – more details on this are provided by the NHS, here.

Can over-25s get the vaccine? Who’s eligible for the Covid jab now – and how to book it with the NHS .
Those aged 25 and above in England are now eligible for their coronavirus vaccine“Every day brings with it another exciting milestone in our vaccination programme – the largest and most successful in NHS history. The vaccine is saving lives and preventing hospitalisations,” he said.

usr: 0
This is interesting!