NHS England

This page shows the latest items from the NHS England newsfeed.

Tens of thousands of 12 to 15-year-olds booked in for COVID-19 jabs as half-term drive continues

More than 80,000 young people aged 12 to 15 have booked their COVID-19 vaccination since online bookings opened just four days ago, as part of the NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme. As the extra option for getting children vaccinated came online on Friday night, bookings are now being taken up at a faster pace, with almost […]
26 October 2021, 11:01 pm

NHS delivers booster vaccine to half of eligible people aged 50 and over

Half of eligible people aged 50 and over have already received their COVID booster jab in England, as the biggest and fastest vaccination programme in NHS history continues. More than 4.5 million people aged 50 and over – 4,547,927 people – have received a top up in protection in less than six weeks as part […]
25 October 2021, 11:01 pm

NHS invites another two million for vital booster

The NHS is sending out two million more invitations this week to people who are eligible for their booster vaccine ahead of winter, as the NHS COVID-19 vaccine programme continues to protect those most at risk of the virus. More than 5 million people have already received the additional life-saving jab since the largest vaccination […]
24 October 2021, 11:01 pm

Over 800,000 COVID-19 booster jabs delivered in three days

More than 800,000 people have had their COVID-19 booster jab in the past 72 hours, as the NHS vaccination rollout intensifies efforts to protect those most at risk from coronavirus. A total of 5.1 million booster jabs have been administered with around half of people aged 50 and over who are currently eligible getting their […]
24 October 2021, 12:00 pm

Top NHS doc encourages parents to book children in for COVID jab during half-term

Parents can book COVID-19 vaccinations for their children online with appointments available over the half-term, the NHS has said, as the COVID-19 vaccination rollout continues. NHS chief executive Amanda Pritchard confirmed this week that bookings would open up to children, with the online booking system opening up on Friday as an additional way to get […]
23 October 2021, 11:01 pm

Almost half a million COVID-19 booster bookings in two days

Almost half a million people have booked in for their booster jab in just two days, as the NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme continues to protect those most at risk from coronavirus. In just two days this week (Wednesday and Thursday), there were almost half a million – 465,000 – bookings for boosters. With more than […]
22 October 2021, 11:01 pm

Former vaccine chief returns as NHS prepares for winter

NHS chief executive Amanda Pritchard today announced that Dr Emily Lawson is returning to lead the NHS COVID vaccination programme. Professor Willett has overseen the launch of the boosters programme after Dr Lawson was seconded to Downing Street as director of the Number 10 delivery unit. Dr Lawson is stepping back into the post as […]
22 October 2021, 5:37 pm

COVID-19 booster jabs booked or delivered at nine in ten care homes in England

COVID booster jabs have been delivered or booked in at almost nine in 10 care homes as the NHS vaccination programme accelerates ahead of winter. Around 6,000 care homes have already been visited while a further 3,700 homes have visits scheduled within the coming days and weeks, as part of the NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme. […]
22 October 2021, 2:02 pm

NHS opens online COVID-19 vaccination bookings for 12-15 year olds

Parents will be able to book COVID-19 vaccinations online for their 12-15 year old children from the end of today (Friday) with appointments available as soon as tomorrow, the NHS has announced. People will be able to go online and check the National Booking Service to see if their local site has appointments to vaccinate […]
21 October 2021, 11:01 pm

NHS chief calls on people to consider lifechanging careers in NHS

The head of the NHS has urged young people to take the best decision they’ll ever make and begin a career in the NHS. NHS England Chief Executive Amanda Pritchard launches the health service’s annual recruitment drive today, encouraging anyone looking for a career change to consider joining one of hundreds of rewarding roles on […]
20 October 2021, 11:01 pm