Coronavirus: England offers jabs to over-45s after hitting vaccination target, begins Moderna Inc r

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England is now offering jabs to people aged over 45 after the UK hit its vaccination target.


All adults over 50, the clinically vulnerable and health and social care workers have now been offered a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine in the country.


READ: UK has enough COVID-19 vaccines for under 30s after decision on AstraZeneca jab, says minister


The target was reached ahead of schedule, the government said, as the date for this milestone was set for April 15.


We will now move forward with completing essential second doses and making progress towards our target of offering all adults a vaccine by the end of July,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson commented in a release.


Nearly 40mln vaccines have now been given in total, including over 7mln second doses.


People over 45 can book their appointment on the NHS website.


England distributes Moderna


England has started rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Moderna Inc (NASDAQ:MRNA) in 21 sites.


Alongside the Pfizer/BioNTech jab, it will be used as an alternative to the AstraZeneca PLC (LON:AZN) inoculation for people under 30 to deal with blood clots concerns.


Wales and Scotland have already started distributing the US biotech’s inoculation last week.

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