The NHS is inviting more adults who have not yet been called forward to receive their life-saving COVID-19 vaccine from tomorrow (Tuesday, June 8) – on the six month anniversary of the largest vaccination programme in the history of our NHS starting right here in the Midlands.
And, as of 7am on Tuesday 8 June 2021, 25 to 29-year olds across the Midlands will start being invited by text message to receive their life-saving COVID-19 vaccines.
Those same age groups will also be able to book their jabs online – even without an invite – from the same time.
As well as opening up invites for first doses, the NHS is continuing its efforts to ensure that people get their second dose of the vaccine which is vital to ensure maximum protection against the virus.
Trish Thompson from NHS England and NHS Improvement’s Midlands vaccination team said: “The last six months have brought out the absolute best in our NHS staff, volunteers and the communities we work with who have really come together to ensure that the Midlands has been able to continue to lead the way in rolling out the biggest vaccination programme in the history of our NHS.
“The vaccine is our single best defence in the fight against Coronavirus and we are delighted to be able to invite people aged 25 to 29 across the Midlands to come forward to receive their vaccines – as well as continuing to encourage those who have not yet received both doses to come forward.”
When invited, people will be able to book at one of almost 350 vaccination centres, pharmacy or general practice sites across the Midlands that are available through the national booking service.
Text invitations, which do not expire, appear as an alert from ‘NHSvaccine’ and include a web link to the NHS website to reserve an appointment. People who cannot go online can call the service on 119 instead to book their jab.
People aged 39 and under who are eligible and pregnant women will be offered the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine in line with updated JCVI guidance.