All over-70s in Lytham St. Anne’s who have not yet had a Covid-19 vaccine should book their own online, following an announcement by Matt Hancock today. People in that age group can now schedule an appointment at: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/ – those unable to use the online service can phone 119 or speak to their GP practice.
Matt Hancock, Health Secretary, said: ‘From today, I have a message for everyone aged 70 and above. Until now, we’ve said please wait for the NHS to contact you. But now that message is changing If you live in England and are 70 and over and have not yet got an appointment to be vaccinated, then please contact the NHS. The easiest way to do this is through the national booking service online at NHS.uk or if you can’t get online then you can call 119 or you can speak to your local GP practice.’
Frontline health and social care workers, who are also included at the top of the priority list, are being urged to speak to their employer about arranging an appointment if they’ve not had a dose. GP practices have also been told to contact any extremely vulnerable patients who have still to receive their first injection.