People in the 35 to 39-year-old age group can register for a Covid-19 vaccine from Sunday, the Minister for Health has confirmed.
In a post on Twitter, Stephen Donnelly said: “Delighted to announce for some of you under 40s – the registration for a Covid-19 vaccine will open to those aged 35-39 on Sunday. Starting with those age 39, 38 on Monday and so on.”
The HSE has put the number of people aged 30-39 years to be offered vaccination at 710,000.
Meanwhile, Covid-19 cases are “rising exponentially” across England, driven by younger and mostly unvaccinated age groups, according to scientists tracking the epidemic.
A study commissioned by the British government found that infections have increased 50% between 3 May and 7 June, coinciding with the rise of the Delta coronavirus variant, which was first detected in India and is now dominant in the UK.