NHS England invites everyone aged 50 and over to be jabbed as NHS vaccination programme marks 100th day

While the whole of the NHS doubles down to urge everyone already invited to take up the offer, new invitations are now going out nationally to millions of people aged 50 to 54 in the latest stage of the programme, the biggest in NHS history and fastest in Europe.

NHS Chief Executive Sir Simon Stevens said: “Just 100 days since the NHS gave the world’s first COVID jab outside of clinical trials, our vaccine programme passes another milestone as we now invite everyone aged 50 and over to book their vaccination.”

Today – Wednesday 17 March – marks 100 days since the NHS gave Maggie Keenan her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination on December 8 2020.

Healthcare teams continue to urge anyone yet to be vaccinated to take up the offer as around two million additional text messages go out from today with a link allowing people also to pick a convenient slot at an NHS vaccine centre, or pharmacy-led service through the national booking service website. People who cannot go online can call the service on 119.

Posted on Wednesday 17th March 2021