Over 23s can book their COVID-19 vaccination appointment from today (15/6), as the Government has announced its plans to vaccinate all adults before easing restrictions.
The fourth and final stage of the Government's roadmap out of lockdown was due to take place on June 21st.
However, the emerging Indian - or Delta - variant has meant that cases are on the rise across the nation, and that trend has been replicated in Milton Keynes.
This variant, which is up to 60% more transmissible, has therefore resulted in a delay to 'Freedom Day', which will now be pushed back to 19th July.
By doing this, the Government hopes it will be able to give one dose to every UK adult and give both doses to 2/3 of the adult population.
The Prime Minister has confirmed Step 4 of the roadmap has been delayed until 19th July.— Ben Everitt (@Ben_Everitt) June 14, 2021
By that point the Govt aims to have double jabbed of the 2/3 adult population, plus a first dose to all adults.
23 and 24 year olds can book from tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/gHe0xOoLsw
As part of rapidly extending the vaccination rollout, people over the age of 23-years-old are now being invited to have their COVID-19 vaccination.
This means that millions of more people across the country are now eligible, and will soon be receiving a text message from the NHS to book.
However, over 23s do not need to wait for this text message and can simply visit the online booking service to reserve an appointment.
People that will also be turning 23 on or before 1st July can book their appointment too.
People aged 39 and under who are eligible and pregnant women will be offered the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine in line with updated JCVI guidance.
If you would like to book your vaccine appointment, please click here.
Those who cannot go online can call the service on 119 instead to book their jab.