Over 70 and not been vaccinated? Contact the NHS

Image above: Dr Nikki Kanani, Medical Director of Primary Care for the NHS 

People aged 70 or older in England who have not yet had their coronavirus vaccine but would like to, are being asked to contact the NHS themselves.

Dr Nikki Kanani, Medical Director of Primary Care for the NHS gave a press conference on behalf of the Government on Monday 8 February, urging everyone over 70 to take up the offer.

“This weekend we were vaccinating almost 28,000 people every hour” she said.

“That means that we were doing everything we can to protect you from this virus and the snow has not stopped us”.

Chiswick Health Centre is one of 1500 sites all over the country which are now giving vaccinations. In Chiswick GPs are now calling people in their 60s to be vaccinated.

But in an important change of messaging, the Government is now stressing that if you are over 70 and you haven’t had the call, don’t wait to be contacted. Contact the NHS and make an appointment.

If you are aged 70 or over, or you are clinically vulnerable, you can now book your COVID-19 vaccination through the NHS website even if you haven’t yet received a letter or text. Appointments are available in Ealing and Wembley. You must book your appointment before going to a vaccination centre.

To book your vaccination, click here.

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