| 28 February 2024, Wednesday |

England invited adults 25 to 29-year-olds to book their first dose

England have invited all adults aged 25 to 29 who have not been inoculated against Covid-19 to book their first dose from tomorrow.

The move brings the UK a step closer to meeting the target to immunize all adults and provide them the vaccine by the end of July. Vaccination can help stop the spread of coronavirus as well as protect people from getting sick.

This is key to helping the country continue to unlock, with Covid cases rising again linked to new variants.

In Scotland, people aged 30 and over are eligible for a vaccine. In Wales and Northern Ireland, everyone aged 18 and over are invited to book.

Two doses of vaccine are needed for strong protection against Covid, particularly the variant first found in India – also known as B.1.617.2 or Delta – that has been causing outbreaks around the UK.

It is now the dominant type in circulation and surge testing is happening to try to stop it spreading further.

Health and Social Care Secretary, Matt Hancock has said the end of all England’s coronavirus restrictions on 21 June could be delayed if concerns over the Delta variant intensify.