THE NHS coronavirus vaccine booking system has opened to healthy people aged 42 and over.

The national booking system has extended for the second time in a week to allow more healthy adults in their forties to book their jab.

People in England who are aged 42 and over, or those who will turn 42 before July 1, can now arrange their vaccine appointment through the national booking website.

The NHS website states, to book you need to:

  • have two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine at two appointments
  • book both appointments at the same time
  • get the second dose 11 to 12 weeks after getting your 1st dose

If you've had a positive Covid-19 test, you should wait four weeks from the date you had the test before you book an appointment.

If you're pregnant, speak to a healthcare professional from your maternity team or GP surgery before booking. It's preferable for you to have the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccines, which are not available at all vaccination sites.