The Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, has urged people aged over 70 who have not received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to contact the NHS.
At a press conference on Monday 9 February, Mr Hancock confirmed that the Government was now urging anyone aged 70 or older in England who has not yet had their coronavirus vaccine should contact the NHS.
Additionally, Health and social care workers, who are also among the top four priority groups for vaccination, are being told to speak to their employer about arranging their jab if they have not yet had one.
Commenting on the change in message, MP for Finchley and Golders Green, Mike Freer, said:
“I am grateful to the many thousands of residents across Finchley & Golders Green who have waited patiently over the last few months to be called up by the NHS to book their COVID-19 appointment. Having visited a vaccination site in the local community, I know that many have felt a sense of pride in receiving their vaccine and the work of our NHS staff, Armed Forces and many volunteers who have helped make this happen should be equally proud.
“If you are someone over the age of 70 and have still not received your vaccine, I urge you contact the NHS directly. If you have access to the Internet you can do this via the NHS website or if not, by calling 119 free of charge so that we can ensure you get your first jab.”
To book an appointment for your vaccine via the NHS website, click on the link below:
Alternatively, you can call 119.