PEOPLE aged 38 and 39 from across the district can now book their Covid-19 jab.

The NHS says around a million people nationally have been sent text messages inviting them to make an appointment.

But it adds that anyone aged 38 and over can now book directly at or by calling 119.

Dr Phil Wood, who heads-up the West Yorkshire vaccination programme, is urging people to book as soon as possible.

He adds: “The vaccination roll-out in West Yorkshire is making excellent progress and we’re now able to start vaccinating people in their 30s, starting with those aged 38 and 39. Anyone who is 38 or over can book online now without waiting for an invitation or by calling 119.

“We have appointments available at all our vaccination clinics, including our community pharmacy and local GP centres, so you can choose a time and place that suits you. Our staff and volunteers are working tirelessly to vaccinate people as quickly as supplies allow so please help us to help you and book your jab asap.”