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Wednesday, 20 October 2021

All adults invited to get their NHS COVID jab without delay


The NHS is now inviting people aged 18 and over in Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes to have their COVID-19 jab.

So far, the NHS in Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes has dispensed over 960,000 vaccinations and appointments are still available for those in the initial cohorts who have not yet been protected.

Invitations to people aged 18 have begun today (18 June 2021), if you receive one the NHS asks that you act on it as soon as possible and join the millions of others who are helping to protect themselves and others, and continue the progress back towards normal life.

Dr Sarah Whiteman, chair of BLMK CCG, said:

“It is vital that everyone aged 18 or over, takes advantage of the many ways they can access the vaccine. We understand that it can sometimes seem difficult to fit into our busy lives, but there are so many convenient options, and it is it is just as vital to get your jab now as it was on day one.

“The vaccine is the best way we can all protect ourselves our families and our communities so use the convenient drop-in centres or book through the National Booking System.”

The NHS currently vaccinates using three vaccines, Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca, all of which have been approved as safe and effective by the medical regulator the MHRA.

In Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes people aged 39 and under without an underlying health condition are offered the Pfizer vaccine in line with JCVI guidance. This will be available through many different centres, such as the large vaccination centres, pharmacies and drop-in clinics across the region. To find out where you can go visit the BLMK CCG website.

To book into any of the centres use the National Booking System on-line or call 119.

Or if you prefer to use a drop-in centre, the drop-in clinics for this weekend are listed below. Remember you don’t need to make an appointment for one of these.

For more information on the coronavirus vaccine and to read our Frequently Asked Questions visit the BLMK CCG website.

John Guinn
I am the editor of The Flitwick Chronicle. This is an independent, local news service based in Bedfordshire. The Chronicle provides local news that is investigative, inclusive and relevant to the residents of Flitwick.

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