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Covid Jabs To Open To 35-39 Year Olds

35 to 39 year olds in Jersey can book their first Covid-19 vaccine appointments from Friday 7 May.

They can actually get the vaccine from the following day (Saturday 8 May)

41% of Jersey adults are now fully vaccinated*

“We are consistently making significant progress with the vaccination roll-out and have seen excellent uptake of the vaccine since rolling out Phase 2 of the Programme to Islanders under 50 years of age.

“41% of the adult population are now fully (received two doses) vaccinated, and we have good comparable vaccination rates to the UK, which is incredible progress and testament to all the hard-working team up at Fort Regent." - Becky Sherrington, Head of the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme.

Younger islanders are being reminded of the importance of having the jab.

“As we move through the age tiers in Phase 2 and start to vaccinate younger Islanders who might not see themselves as at risk from COVID, I’d like to remind everyone that they should not delay in booking.

“Although illness is more severe in the elderly and in high and moderate risk individuals, young healthy people can still get a significant illness, and if people get unwell, they could spread the disease to friends, family, and others around them. Long COVID appears to be more common in the young and can also cause prolonged health problems.”

* up to Sunday 2 May

· 99% of over 80-year olds are fully vaccinated

· 63% of 55-59-year olds are fully vaccinated

· 72% of 45-49-year olds have had their first dose

· 61% of 40-44-year olds have had their first dose

· 83% of clinically extremely vulnerable (all ages) are fully vaccinated

· 82.01 doses per 100 people in the population

Appointments can be booked online at gov.je/vaccine or by calling the Coronavirus Freephone Helpline on 0800 735 5566.

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