DOCTOR Ian Tait has urged those aged over 25 to 'keep trying' if they have been unable to get a Covid-19 vaccination appointment.

The Covid-19 vaccination is now being offered to anyone over the age of 25.

As of June 6, 28,999 people under-30 in Herefordshire and Worcestershire have already received at least one dose of their Covid-19 vaccination.

Yesterday the nearest some Herefordshire residents were offered a vaccination was in Malvern.

Dr Ian Tait, chair for NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire CCG, says that more appointments will become available.

He said: “I would encourage everyone who is eligible for a Covid-19 vaccination to take the opportunity to protect themselves and others by having the vaccine when it is offered.

“No one in our two counties will miss out on having a vaccination if they want it.

"Please do not worry if your preferred location is not available, keep trying as more appointments will become available.

“If you have not yet taken up the vaccine offer, you can still book your appointments via the National Booking System.

“Remember, it is essential that you attend for your second vaccination in order to provide you with longer term immunity to Covid-19.”

NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire CCG sayd that bookings are not always available at all locations.

"This means that some people may be offered an appointment at a vaccination centre further away from where they live," a statement said.

"If travelling further for an appointment is not convenient, people are encouraged to keep checking the National Booking System until a more suitable location becomes available.

"More slots for vaccination appointments are continually being made available based on vaccine delivery." Appointments can be booked via the National Booking System which can be accessed by calling 119 or visiting:

The National Booking System requires everyone to book their first and second vaccination appointments at the same time.