Nigella Lawson, 61, says her ‘head is in a spin’ after being called for Covid jab – as over 60s in some areas have ALREADY had vaccine regardless of being in the following section of nationwide roll-out
- TV chef Nigella Lawson mentioned her ‘head is in a spin’ at being called for vaccine
- The 61-year-old Londoner is meant to be in the following section of nationwide roll-out
- Data reveals disparity throughout totally different components of UK in who is being provided a jab
Nigella Lawson has mentioned her ‘head is in a spin’ at being provided the Covid vaccine – forward of 1000’s of over-65s elsewhere in the nation.
The 61-year-old Londoner revealed she had been despatched a textual content message on Valentine’s Day inviting her in for a jab.
But the information got here hours earlier than the federal government formally began vaccinating over-65s after efficiently providing a jab to everybody over 70 years outdated.
In a put up referencing the lyrics to 1980’s Feels Like I’m in Love, the TV chef mentioned: ‘In the phrases of Kelly Marie, My head is in a spin/ my ft don’t contact the bottom…
Nigella Lawson has mentioned her ‘head is in a spin’ at being provided the Covid vaccine – forward of 1000’s of over-65s elsewhere in the nation
‘I’ve simply had a stunning textual content saying the phrases I actually needed to listen to this Valentine’s: it’s from the NHS and so they’re calling me in for my first jab!’
Nigella, who is presently on TV along with her present Cook, Eat, Repeat, is not the one superstar to get booked in for their Covid jab this week.
Both Monty Don and Ruth Langsford acquired their first vaccination yesterday.
In a put up referencing the lyrics to 1980’s Feels Like I’m in Love, the TV chef mentioned: ‘In the phrases of Kelly Marie, My head is in a spin/ my ft don’t contact the bottom…’
Nigella is not the one under-60 superstar to get booked in for their Covid jab, with This Morning’s Ruth Langsford revealing she was vaccinated yesterday
Ruth, the 60-year-old star of This Morning mentioned she was ‘so grateful’ to obtain hers, thanking everybody concerned in an Instagram replace.
Monty Don, who is 65, praised the NHS following an ‘immensely spectacular service’.
The information seems to indicate disparity in the velocity at which older persons are being provided the vaccine in totally different locations throughout the nation.
Starting from right now, over-65s and youthful folks with underlying well being circumstances in England will likely be provided the vaccine because the programme strikes down via the precedence listing. The nationwide steerage has up till now been to deal with the highest 4 precedence teams attributable to uneven protection across the nation.
NHS bosses say native well being groups could make their very own approach down the listing of 9 precedence teams, as long as they’ve tried to achieve everybody above them.
Wales began inviting over-50s for their jab right now. Northern Ireland has been inviting these aged 65 to 69 to ebook a vaccination at seven regional centres because the finish of January.
Scotland expects all over-65s there to have gotten their first dose by the top of February.
Mr Hancock mentioned uptake of the vaccine up to now had been ‘a lot greater than anticipated’, with greater than 90 per cent of over-70s turning as much as their appointments.
The determine was ‘a little bit decrease than 90 per cent’ amongst healthcare workers, he mentioned, and solely round two-thirds of social care employees have had the vaccine.
Almost 1.2million letters are attributable to have landed on the doorsteps of over-65s and the clinically susceptible over the weekend in England, asking folks to log onto the nationwide reserving service.
An additional 1.2million are attributable to arrive this week, with these to obtain a letter ready to select from greater than 100 vaccination hubs or nearly 200 pharmacy providers.
Last evening, Mr Johnson described the nation’s rollout – the third greatest in the world in phrases of vaccination charge – as an ‘extraordinary feat’. He additionally mentioned that the nation can go ahead ‘with nice confidence’.
Ministers are set to debate plans to permit for retailers to re-open, households to be re-united and self-catering staycations to be given the go forward inside weeks if Covid-19 an infection charges proceed to plummet amid the vaccine rollout.
It has led to rising hope that households will have the ability to meet outdoors by Easter as early as subsequent month to permit kids to reunite with their grandparents.
The Government will now intention to dish out 32million jabs to all these in danger in simply 10 weeks.
After the over-65s and 16-64s with underlying well being circumstances – two teams which collectively comprise greater than 10million folks – the Government goals to vaccinate the 55-60s after which the over 50s by the top of April.
The remaining grownup inhabitants, round 21million folks, will then be provided their jabs by autumn.