Coronavirus vaccines are now being offered to people over the age of 42 in Milton Keynes

People over the age of 42 in Milton Keynes are now being offered the coronavirus vaccine.

This the second extension of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in 24 hours, as just yesterday (26/4) the NHS was calling forward people over the age of 44.

Now, people aged 42 and over, or those who will turn 42 before 1 July, can arrange their jab appointment through the national booking website.

Formal invitations, which will either be a text message or letter, are also being sent out but there is no need to wait to receive them before booking an appointment. 

The booking service will show the next available appointment, which could either be at the Saxon Court Mass Vaccination Centre, or one of the many GP and pharmacy-led centres across the city. 

It will also give you the opportunity to book your second dose, which will be administered within twelve weeks of the first. 

Other people that can book their COVID-19 vaccine include those that are at high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable), those that have a condition that puts them at higher risk (clinically vulnerable), those that have a learning disability, healthcare workers, and carers (paid and unpaid, including those on carer's allowance).

To access the online booking service please click here