THE booster rollout has received a huge lift with record totals getting Covid jabs. More than 800,000 people over three days had a third dose as
THE booster rollout has received a huge lift with record totals getting Covid jabs.
More than 800,000 people over three days had a third dose as queues again formed at centres.
More than 800,000 people received their third jab over three days as queues again formed at centres[/caption]
Vaccinations hit a high of 325,140 jabs on Saturday as the total of those having a top-up went over 5.1million in England.
The Sun’s Give Britain A Booster crusade was hailed a success by Sajid Javid.
The Health Secretary said: “This important campaign is spurring people on.
“If you are eligible, please come forward for your jab as soon as possible to protect yourself and your loved ones as we head into winter.”
Meanwhile, some 39,962 people tested positive in yesterday’s Covid figures, with 72 deaths and 1,080 patients admitted to hospital.
There were 328,287 cases and 949 deaths over the past seven days — a rise of 9.4 per cent and 11.4 per cent on the previous week.
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The Department of Health said just over half of those eligible have had the top-up.
Mr Javid has ordered NHS chiefs to allow over-50s to book their third jab a month earlier than at present.
More than 230,000 people booked a booster within 24 hours of the NHS on Wednesday urging them to do so if it had been over six months and one week and they had not been contacted.
The time between second and third doses is to be cut by a month to five months.
Vaccinations hit a high of 325,140 jabs on Saturday as the total of those having a top-up went over 5.1million in England[/caption]
The Sun’s Give Britain A Booster crusade was hailed a success by Sajid Javid[/caption]