Registration for Covid vaccines has been opened to 18-year-olds, as the gov advises those who want a vaccine to get signed up.

The rollout of first doses will be restricted for up to two months from May 10 as the programme moves to prioritising second doses for those who have already had a jab.

This change comes as the gov said delivery of vaccines from the UK has become ‘uneven in recent weeks’. 

Health Minister David Ashford said: ‘Letters to all adults have now been issued, but take-up in the younger age groups is a concern. I encourage anyone who hasn’t yet registered to do so without delay. As we undertake second doses against a backdrop of more restricted supplies, Pfizer vaccines will not be available for first doses for a number of months. So there is now a short window of opportunity to ensure all adults have had one jab before the programme moves to completing second doses.’ 

More than 52,000 first doses have been given, and more than 68,000 vaccinations have been administered in total on the island.

You can register for a jab here.

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