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Expansion of shielding list in EnglandExpansion of shielding list in England

The list of people advised to shield will be expanded in England.

A new method of predicting risk based on factors recorded in medical records will be deployed. This will identify up to 1.7 million additional people who are at increased risk from coronavirus. Those identified will be sent a letter from NHS England to advise them of their status, GPs will also be notified.

Those who are newly identified as being at risk but have not already received their first vaccination (thought to be over 800,000 adults) will be prioritised to receive a vaccination.

New technology to help identify those at high risk from COVID-19 - GOV.UK (

Updated shielding guidance

Letters to those identified

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