People aged 45 to 49-years-old can now book their Covid-19 vaccination appointments in Jersey. They are being encouraged to book online and can then receive their first dose from this Sunday (11 April).
Those aged 40 to 44-years-old can also book their first jabs on Monday (12 April) - that is for appointments from Wednesday (14 April) onwards.
The Head of Jersey's Vaccination Programme says second doses of the vaccines will continue to be rolled out alongside first dose appointments.
We are therefore batching appointments based on the vaccine type we have available so we can vaccinate large groups, over a short period of time. This means you could be called for your second dose anytime between week 4- 12. Our vaccination team are monitoring the interval times to ensure we administer second doses by the 12-week mark.
Jersey's Health Minister added that it is a "community effort" to protect the public and those who are most vulnerable.
Getting vaccinated... will keep this virus at bay while we continue to reconnect with our sense of normality, by working through the stages of reopening.
Dr Ivan Muscat says it is normal to feel some side effects after having the vaccine, they include:
Pain at injection site
We continue to work closely with the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency and the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation both of whom have again reiterated the huge benefit and importance of maintaining our Covid vaccination roll out.
Islanders are reminded to await their given appointments and not to call the helpline about this.
When booking appointments the individual will need to provide their name, address, phone number, social security number and date of birth.