More than 150,000 people across the region have received an inoculation following the roll-out of the programme to the final two priority groups – those aged between 55 and 59 and 50 to 54-year-olds.
Everyone aged over 50 has now been invited to attend their first Covid-19 vaccination appointment along with people in the other seven priority groups who were offered appointments earlier in the year.
Second doses of the vaccine continue to be delivered to people in the initial priority groups and work is also under way to identify and contact anyone in the priority groups who may have been missed or were unable to attend their scheduled appointment.
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Plans to deliver the vaccine to people aged under 50 are being finalised at a national level and are expected to begin in the coming weeks.
Anyone in the nine priority groups who has not yet been vaccinated can complete the online form for missing appointments on the NHS Inform website or telephone the Covid-19 Vaccination Helpline on 0800 030 8013 (8am to 8pm, seven days a week).
Jillian Taylor, operational lead for NHS FV’s Covid-19 vaccination programme, said: “Work is now under way to finalise vaccination plans and venues for those aged under 50 with the aim of completing the roll-out to the remainder of the adult population by the end of July 2021, subject to vaccine supplies.”