If contacted, the NHS advises patients to schedule a second immunization appointment as soon as possible.
Those who have been contacted to reschedule their second coronavirus immunization appointment should do so as soon as possible.
In May, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization (JCVI) proposed that the second dosage interval for people 50 and older, as well as those who are clinically vulnerable, be shortened from 12 to eight weeks.
The effort intends to halt the spread of the Covid-19 variation, also known as the Delta variation, which was initially discovered in India.
More than 1.7 million people have received texts from the NHS since then, urging them to reschedule their appointments.
“I am now fully vaccinated against coronavirus, along with half of the adult population in England, and I want to see everyone else follow suit,” said Dr Emily Lawson, NHS lead for the Covid-19 immunization program, who received her own second jab this week.
“If you are contacted to move your second-dose appointment forward, I strongly advise you to do so as soon as possible, as obtaining both doses is the only way to ensure that everyone is fully protected against Covid.
“The vaccination is our most powerful weapon against the virus, and there has never been a more essential moment to get protected, so book your jab or bring forward your second dose if you’re contacted by the NHS.”
According to the NHS, almost 98 percent of people are receiving their second dose within 12 weeks.
According to new data from the health service, 13.5 million first and second doses were administered in May, making it the largest month on record.
“We are fighting this dreadful virus together – and it is critical that everyone gets their second dosage as soon as they are eligible to offer themselves the best possible protection against variants so we can beat Covid-19,” said Health Secretary Matt Hancock.
In England, more than half of the population has been fully vaccinated, with 23,077,511 persons receiving both doses.
According to the NHS, 33,525,485 people – more than three-quarters of the adult population – have got their first dose.