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Covid Vaccine Bookings Brought Forward For Some Aged 18-44

18 to 44-year-olds at moderate risk of becoming very ill if they get coronavirus can now book a vaccine appointment.

Bookings for this 'clinically vulnerable' group were due to go live tomorrow (24 February), but they've been brought forward by a day.

"We are in a position to open this tier a day earlier than planned due to having the supplies to meet increased availability. 

"Our team at Fort Regent are ready to welcome you, all you need to do is book online or via the helpline.  Please make sure you bring your letter with you to Fort Regent for your appointment. 

"16-17-year-olds will receive phone calls for their Pfizer vaccines, please wait to be contacted if you haven’t already received a call." - Becky Sherrington, Head of the Covid-19 Vaccination Programme.

Bookings opened yesterday (22 February) for 45 to 54-year-olds at moderate risk, with vaccinations for 55 to 64-year-olds in this category starting on 15 February.

As of Sunday 14 February, three-quarters of high-risk islanders had got their first vaccine dose.

Nearly 26,000 doses had been administered in total.

The aim is to give the majority of over 50s their first jab by the end of March.

A list of people who fall in the high and moderate-risk tiers can be found here.

Anyone who doesn't get a letter, but thinks they should, needs to contact their GP.

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