In the UK, everyone over the age of 50 has been invited to get their first dose of the vaccine. So, now that nearly half of UK adults have had their COVID-19 vaccination, you may be wondering, who is next in line?
Those in their 40s are next up in the rollout. However, after a recent issue in supply (due to a shipment issue), the focus will now be on administering a second dose to those who have already been vaccinated. This is because a second dose must be given within 12 weeks of the first in order to be effective.
Cabinet minister Robert Jenrick has been quoted saying there is "no reason to believe" the easing of lockdown restrictions will be delayed due to a shortage of vaccines.
The government aims for every person over the age of 18 in the UK to be vaccinated by the end of July.
To assess your eligibility for the vaccination as of March 2021, please see the NHS website link below: