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Vaccination priorities for Phase 2 to continue with ageVaccination priorities for Phase 2 to continue with age

The Joint Committee on Vaccines and Immunisation (JCVI) has issued an interim statement advising Government that the offer of vaccination during phase 2 of the UK's programme should be age-based, starting with the oldest adults first and proceeding in the following order:

  • all those aged 40 to 49 years
  • all those aged 30 to 39 years
  • all those aged 18 to 29 years

JCVI said this will facilitate rapid vaccine deployment. Mass vaccination targeting occupational groups would be more complex to deliver and may slow down the vaccine programme,

JCVI strongly advised that priority be given to promoting vaccine uptake in groups at higher risk of hospitalisation:

  • men
  • those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities
  • those with a BMI over 30
  • those living in deprived neighbourhoods

JCVI interim statement on phase 2 of the COVID-19 vaccination programme Press release

Advice on phase 2 of the COVID-19 vaccination programme: DHSC statement

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