THE deadline for 18 to 29-year-olds to sign up for a coronavirus vaccine has been extended.

Previously, the deadline for registration was Friday, June 4.

But NHS Borders says the cut-off has now been pushed back to Friday, June 11.

Those who register for a COVID-19 vaccine before the deadline will receive their appointment information by email or text.

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Earlier this month, Nicola MacDonald, vaccination programme manager at NHS Borders, said signing up for a vaccine appointment “is particularly important for those who are planning to be away or have different term-time addresses to ensure they still get details of their appointment as soon as possible”.

“This is because letters will be sent out to where they are registered with a GP,” she added.

“I’d encourage all 18-29-year-olds to take up the registration offer before the deadline.”

Those who do not register will be sent their appointment details by letter “at a later date”, according to NHS Borders.