40-44 year olds able to book vaccine appointments in Jersey from today

People who are receiving their jabs are being asked to make themselves aware of some of the common side effects of the vaccine. Credit: Jane Barlow/PA Wire/PA Images

People aged 40-44 will be able to book their vaccine appointments from today (12 April) in Jersey, with vaccinations taking place on Wednesday 14 April.

Islanders are being encouraged to book online as soon as possible as their group becomes eligible. Those aged 45-49 started receiving their vaccine yesterday (11 April).

People who are receiving their vaccines are being asked to make themselves aware of some of the common side effects of the vaccine, which includes:

  • Pain at injection site

  • Tiredness

  • Headache

  • Muscle pain

  • Chills

  • Joint pain

  • Fever

Jersey's Deputy Medical Officer of Health says it is normal to feel some of the side effects after receiving the vaccine.

Becky Sherrington also says second doses of the vaccine will continue to be rolled out alongside first dose appointments.

People are being asked to book online but they can also call the Covid helpline if they do not have access to the internet on 0800 735 5566.