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UK COVID-19 vaccine rollout expands to over-60s in latest phase

Almost 2 million people aged 60 to 63 will be invited after over 64s had been covered in the previous phase and letters will start arriving from Monday explaining how they can make an appointment for the jab.

February 28, 2021 / 10:16 AM IST

The UK's vaccination programme against COVID-19 enters a new phase on Sunday as the National Health Service (NHS) will begin contacting all over-60s to book their jabs at the nearest vaccination centre or with a general practitioner (GP) or pharmacy.

Almost 2 million people aged 60 to 63 will be invited after over 64s had been covered in the previous phase and letters will start arriving from Monday explaining how they can make an appointment for the jab.

They follow more than three in four people aged 65 to 70 taking up the offer of a vaccination and nearly 17 million people across England, over a third of the adult population, having received the life-saving jab.

Our incredible vaccination programme is accelerating and well over one in three people across the UK have now received their first jab, said Nadhim Zahawi, UK Vaccine Deployment Minister.