ANYONE aged 38 and above is now eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccine amidst blood clot fears.

The age group for the vaccine has been lowered to residents aged 38 and 39 however anyone under the age of 40 will not be offered the Oxford-AstraZeneca.

This is because the vaccine could be linked to rare blood clots that have occurred in patients who have received the vaccine.

Anyone in the age group 18 to 39 will be offered an alternative to the Oxford-AstraZeneca jab if another provider is available.

Thirty-eight and 39-year-olds were eligible to start booking their jabs from yesterday (May 13) on the NHS website.

To book a jab, click here.