NHS national medical director Professor Stephen Powis said: “Thanks to the hard work of health service staff and our brilliant volunteers the NHS COVID vaccination programme delivered a record 483,361 booster jabs in England yesterday.
“Scientists are very concerned about the spread of Omicron due to the speed with which it spreads and because two doses do not appear to provide sufficient protection but thankfully, a booster dramatically improves this so getting your jab as soon as you are eligible is the best Christmas present you can give yourself and your loved ones before Christmas”.
People aged 30 and over will be able to book an appointment for their life-saving COVID-19 booster jab from tomorrow (Monday 13 December) as the NHS vaccine programme extends once again.
A total of 483,361 boosters were given yesterday.
In just over a year, the NHS has administered 43 million first doses, 39.2 million second doses and more than 19 million boosters.