THE Covis-19 vaccination programme has now opened to people who are 38 and 39 years old, and pregnant women.

Those aged 38 and 39, around a million people across England, are being sent text messages that will allow them to access the National Booking Service, with further invitations for others in their 30s to follow in the coming days and weeks.

People aged 39 and under, without an underlying health condition will be offered the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, in line with Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation guidance which was updated last week.

Pregnant women can also book through the National Booking Service and will be directed to vaccination centres offering Pfizer and Moderna in their local area, in line with JCVI guidance.

There are currently no sites in Shropshire offering the Moderna vaccine.

Pregnant women can also speak to their GP practice or maternity service if they have any questions about the jab.