Over three million Covid boosters delivered in first month

A total of 3.1 million top up coronavirus jabs have been administered with two in five people aged 50 and over who are eligible already coming forward for their extra jab.

NHS England says that more than a third of health and care workers who are eligible have also had their booster vaccine.

Currently around 6.5 million people in England are eligible for a booster including health and care workers, those with underlying health conditions and people aged 50 and over.

Dr Nikki Kanani, deputy lead for the vaccine programme, is one of the three million people to have received her booster vaccine and urged others to get their top up protection ahead of winter.

She said: “We’ve already seen a fantastic response to the booster vaccination programme, with over three million doses already given, so if you are waiting to get that vital protection please come forward today. I’ve had my vaccine already in the local pharmacy and it was really straightforward, so when you get that important invite please come forward and protect yourself and your family this winter.”

More than 82 million vaccinations have been delivered, and well over four in five adults have had both doses, since the first jab was administered in December.

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