National Vaccination Update
A total of more than 68.5 million doses of a Coronavirus vaccine have now been administered nationally. Over 40.5 million people have had their first dose and more than 28 million their second.
As from Tuesday 8th June, all adults aged 25 to 29 in England who have not yet had a Covid vaccine will be able to arrange their first dose by calling 119 or by booking online here.
Local Vaccination Update
Pulborough Medical Group are offering first doses to all patients aged 25 and over, second doses to all patients who had a Pfizer vaccine in May and second doses of the Astra Zeneca vaccine to all patients who had their first AZ jab prior to 2nd May. For more details please see their website here: – https://www.pmgdoctors.co.uk/
Patients at the Arundel surgery can find their latest update here: – https://arundelsurgery.co.uk/
Roadmap To End Lockdown
Step 4, the final stage in the Roadmap out of lockdown is set for 21st June when all restrictions are scheduled to be lifted subject to the Covid data regarding infection rates, hospitalisations, deaths etc. However, concerns relating to the Indian variant have given rise to suggestions of a possible delay in the 21st June unlocking. The Government has committed to announcing its plans on June 14th prior to which ministers are due to receive papers setting out the options from scientific advisers and officials as well as the most up-to-date data before making a decision.
Plans being drawn up by the Government could result in vaccinations being given to 12 to 15 year olds by late August or early September should the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation recommend the jab for younger teenagers.
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