Following the announcement on Friday that second-dose appointments for older people will be prioritised over fears around the new strain, NHS England reiterated that no-one needs to contact the health service.
People aged 50 and over will have their second dose brought forward from 12 to eight weeks, which is likely to delay the rollout for younger people.
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People due to get their second dose in the next ten days, up to and including May 24, should attend their appointment as planned.
Others will be contacted by the NHS to let them know when they can rebook.
More than two thirds of people aged 50 and above in the UK have now been fully vaccinated with two doses.
More than three quarters of people aged between 40 and 49 have had first doses just a fortnight after they were first offered a jab in the rollout.
NHS national medical director Professor Stephen Powis said: ‘Getting the vaccine is the single most important step we can take to protect ourselves, our families and our communities against Covid 19.
‘So when you’re called forward, book your appointment and join the tens of millions who have already been jabbed.’
As of Saturday, 36.3 million people in the UK had had a first dose and 19.7 million a second dose.
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