More than half of people in their 30’s in England have received a coronavirus vaccine in more than two weeks, new figures reveal.
NHS England said that since the launch of the vaccine on May 13, 53% of people aged 30 to 39 have been vaccinated once.
People between the ages of 30 and 31 were the most recent group called to their jab – since Wednesday – with more than 5 million people detained through national parks within 72 hours.
This date comes as the NHS is asking people between the ages of 50 and older, as well as those at risk of hospitalization, to bring their second Covid-19 vaccine to help control the spread of the first known B1.617.2 virus in India.
This follows the Joint Vaccination and Immunization Committee (JCVI) which recommended earlier this month that the second period be shortened from 12 weeks to eight for those in the first group.
NHS England said that, meanwhile, 600,000 people have been called in to resume their second jab through national conservation work, with about a quarter moving their time.
In all, more than 32 million people received the first vaccine in England, about a quarter of the adult population, while more than 21 million people received the vaccine.
NHS executive director Sir Simon Stevens said: “Surprisingly, just two weeks after the 30th anniversary of the first call, more than half of them now received their first assignment.
“This achievement is not an exciting event but the result of months of careful planning and the effort and dedication of staff in the NHS.
“The Covid-19 vaccine is our most effective tool in the fight against coronavirus and the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones. To do so, the NHS will bring your second defense. “
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said he was “very excited” about what was happening in the 30-year group and thanked those who were coming “to do whatever it takes to overcome the virus”.
He added: “As we celebrate the reopening of restaurants and restaurants, vaccines have played an important role in protecting us and those around us.
“Vaccination is the best way to deal with the epidemic and I urge everyone to take part in it if necessary.”
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