COVID vaccines rolled out to people aged 70 and over from Monday 18th Jan

Millions of people aged 70 and over and those clinically extremely vulnerable to Covid-19 will start to be invited to get their vaccinations from today (Monday 18 January) as the NHS begins roll out of the vaccines to the next two priority groups.

The NHS has so far been working to vaccinate the first two priority cohorts recommended by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), which are care home residents and staff, and those aged 80 and over and frontline health and care staff.

Vaccinating the first two groups will remain the priority, but vaccination sites which have enough supply and capacity for vaccinating further people are allowed to offer vaccinations to the next two cohorts – those aged 70 and over and clinically extremely vulnerable people. For more information, read the Department for Health and Social Care latest press release.