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NHS Will Start Sending Texts Inviting People to take COVID Vaccine

Around 400,000 people over 55 should soon get a nudge on their phones to join the millions already inoculated.

They can then simply click on a link and choose when they want their first dose.

It will make it even easier to get the life-saving shot sorted, as all Brits are encouraged to get protected against Covid.

NHS national medical director Professor Stephen Powis said: “Thanks to careful planning and the huge efforts of NHS staff we have vaccinated more than 18 million people in England, which is a remarkable achievement.

“The NHS vaccination programme, the biggest in health service history, continues to go from strength to strength and we are now building on that momentum by trialling a quick and easy service that will hopefully make it more convenient for people to book their life saving jab.

“I had my vaccine this week – it was simple, quick and painless – and I would encourage others who have not yet taken up the offer to come forward and receive the jab.”

About 40,000 unpaid carers will also be among the first large group to get the text call up.

They can choose from more than 300 large-scale vaccine centres of pharmacies across England.


Reminders will then be sent every two to three weeks to encourage people to get their vaccine if they have not taken up the offer.

If this system works successfully, it will mean the NHS would be able to respond quicker to supply changes and appointment spaces.

The text will come from “NHSvaccine” – another other text offering a booking system or asking for payments and banking details is a scam. Read Full Article >

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