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When will over 40s get the Covid vaccine?

BRITS aged over 40 could get the Covid vaccine after the top nine priority groups have received their first jab.

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation said age should be the main factor in deciding the next phase of the coronavirus jab rollout.

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When will over 40s get the Covid vaccine?

People as young as 40 could receive the Covid vaccine by the end of March 2021.

Once 32million people in the top priority groups have received their first jab, 40 to 49-year-olds are likely to have their vaccine too.

If the daily average is maintained, the vaccine rollout is expected to hit its current target as soon as March 24.

After that, people aged 40 could be offered the vaccine too.

 

Who is next in line to get the Covid vaccine?

People aged over 65 and individuals aged between 16 and 64 with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality, are next in line to get the Covid vaccine.

According to the priority list, people aged 60 or over will then get their jabs.

The final two priority groups are people aged 55 or over and those aged 50 or over.

What groups have been vaccinated so far?

As of Sunday, February 14, all care home residents and staff, health and social care workers, people aged 70 and over, and the clinically extremely vulnerable have been offered a vaccine. 

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: "I’m so proud of the team – we’ve hit this fantastic milestone in our battle against Covid-19. In less than 10 weeks we’ve jabbed over 15 million people across the UK.

"That’s one in every 4 adults now starting to receive protection from this dreadful disease.

"This accomplishment is thanks to the incredible efforts of frontline NHS workers, vaccine volunteers, the armed forces and all those working in local and central government.

"The vaccine rollout shows what our country can achieve working together.

"There is so much more to do and I urge anyone eligible to step forward and take up their appointment. The vaccine is our route to freedom – we will beat this virus jab by jab."

When will everyone have been vaccinated by?

The government aims to offer a vaccine to all the nine priority groups by May and all adults by September.

Vaccine Minister Nadhim Zahawi said: "The NHS has pulled out all the stops to vaccinate the most vulnerable people in every corner of the UK, saving lives and reducing pressure on the NHS.

"I want to thank everybody involved in this mammoth operation which is the largest vaccination programme in our history."

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