Record Number of Booster Vaccine Doses Given on Saturday

Perhaps the Government’s recent push to increase the number of people coming forward for booster Covid vaccines has paid off, with NHS figures showing that a record number of third doses were given on Saturday. Sky News has the story.

A total of 5.1 million third jabs have been given, with around half of people aged 50 and over – and those who are currently eligible – being given a dose.

Saturday was the biggest booster day on record, with 325,140 vaccines given. …

Earlier this week, people eligible for a booster were advised they could go online and book through the National Booking Service, even if they had not received an invitation by letter or test.

In the 24 hours following this announcement, more than 230,000 people booked their jab.

The roll-out began on September 16th – two days after the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) recommended a third vaccine six months after people had received their second dose.

Overall, nearly 85 million vaccines have been administered in England.

Currently, around 10 million people in England are eligible for the booster jab, including health and care workers, those with underlying health conditions, and people aged 50 and over.

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