We’re nearly there – make the next month count

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Coronavirus update

We’re nearly there – let's make the next month count

Step 4

Today would have been the day the final COVID-19 restrictions were lifted but following the increase in cases caused by the new Delta variant, that has been delayed by four weeks.

This delay will allow us to get as many people vaccinated as possible.

We now know that the vaccine is effective against the Delta variant and greatly reduces the risk of serious illness. Cases of the new variant are largely restricted to younger people who have not yet been vaccinated.

So let's make these next four weeks count by getting as many people vaccinated as possible so the final restrictions can be lifted.

Everyone over 18 is now eligible to be vaccinated.

So join the millions who have already had their vaccine including the million people who booked over the last few days and book yours NOW.

And if you've already had your first dose you can now get your second jab earlier - just 8 weeks after your first dose.

How to get your jab


Thousands of young people queueing to be vaccinated at the Olympic stadium this weekend. Photo: PA

It's easy to get your vaccine.

  • You can use the online National Booking Service to make an appointment at a centre near you 
  • You can call 119 free of charge, anytime between 7am and 11pm seven days a week
  • You can go to a walk-in vaccination centre this week without the need for an appointment

The vaccine you receive will depend on your age.

Aged 18-39

You will be offered the Pfizer vaccine. Get your dose from the walk-in centres in

  • Dunstable, Watling House - 9am to 5pm every day this week
  • Biggleswade Hospital - 8am to 3pm every day this week
  • or you can go to the centres in Luton, Bedford or Milton Keynes - see the local NHS website for opening times

40 or older

You will be offered the AstraZeneca vaccine.

  • Rufus Centre, Flitwick - 8:30am - 12:45pm on Saturday 26 June and 1pm - 5:45pm Sunday 27 June
  • Bedford Heights in Bedford - 9am to 3pm every day this week
  • Luton, Inspire Gym - 8am to 6pm today and tomorrow

Get a rapid test if you don't have symptoms

Everyone without symptoms can now get a free, rapid COVID-19 test. You can get a test and collect test kits to use at home from local libraries and pharmacies, online or from one of our test and collect sites in Biggleswade, Flitwick, Dunstable and Leighton Buzzard. Find out more here.

Rapid tests

COVID-19 health advice

COVID-19 useful information

Full information is available on our website.


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