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 themselves in for a coronavirus vaccine, leaving only 18 to 20 year olds yet to get the call.
Some 972,000 texts will be sent out from today inviting them to book in their jab, with the National Booking System opening to allow them to make appointments for both doses.
The NHS confirmed yesterday that by the end of this week it is expected that all those aged 18 or over would be able to book to get jabbed to protect themselves, their friends and their family.
Figures released this week show the NHS in England has now delivered over 60 million vaccinations, just six months after the programme launched when Margaret Keenan made history and became the first person in the world to be vaccinated with an approved vaccine.