Sajid Javid says record 906,656 jabs delivered in England yesterday

Another BOOST for Britain! Sajid Javid boasts record 906,656 vaccines were delivered in England alone yesterday – meaning at least 28M adults in UK have had third jab (but 26M still to go)

  • Health Secretary Sajid Javid said more than 830,000 booster jabs were given
  • Data for the whole of the UK has not yet been released, but figure will be higher
  • Are still around 26million people aged over 18 who are yet to have a third dose 
  • Mr Javid today hit out at people who have chosen not to be vaccinated 

Nearly a million coronavirus jabs were delivered in England yesterday, Sajid Javid revealed today as he criticised unvaccinated people for refusing to get protected.

The Health Secretary said on Twitter that a new daily record of 906,656 people were vaccinated, including more than 830,000 receiving booster jabs. 

He added: ‘Fantastic to see so many coming forward to #GetBoostedNow, securing vital protection for themselves and their loved ones.’ 

The data for the whole of the UK has not yet been released, but that figure will be significantly higher.  

The new figures for England mean that more than 28million people in the UK have now received a booster jab.

However, Britain is still not jabbing enough people each day to hit the Government’s target of giving every adult a booster jab before the end of 2021. 

There are still around 26million people aged over 18 who are yet to have a third dose of a coronavirus vaccine.  

The figures come as Mr Javid hit out at people who have chosen not to be vaccinated against coronavirus as they ‘take up hospital beds’ that could be used for patients in need.

Nearly a million coronavirus jabs were delivered in England yesterday, Sajid Javid revealed today as he criticised unvaccinated people for refusing to get protected

The Health Secretary said on Twitter that a new daily record of 906,656 people were vaccinated, including more than 830,000 receiving booster jabs

Mr Javid criticised those who are eligible for a jab but have decided not to take up the offer, saying they are having a ‘damaging impact’ on others.

He said 10 per cent of the eligible population – more than five million people – still had not received their jabs, and around nine out of 10 of those needing the most care in hospital were unvaccinated.

Speaking on Trevor Phillips On Sunday on Sky News, he said: ‘I just cannot emphasise enough the impact that they are having on the rest of society.

‘They must really think about the damage they are doing to society by… they take up hospital beds that could have been used for someone with maybe a heart problem, or maybe someone who is waiting for elective surgery.

‘But instead of protecting themselves and protecting the community they choose not to get vaccinated.

‘They are really having a damaging impact and I just can’t stress enough, please do come forward and get vaccinated.’

On Sunday, thousands of Britons queued up at vaccination centres around the country to get a jab

Figures based on data from the UK’s health agencies for vaccinations delivered up to December 5, showed that of the 57.5 million people in the UK aged 12 and over and therefore eligible for a first dose of Covid-19 vaccine, 51.1 million had received one jab (89 per cent) while 6.4 million (11 per cent) had not.

Across the four UK nations as of that date, Scotland had the lowest proportion of eligible people still unvaccinated (9 per cent), followed by Wales (10 per cent), England (11 per cent) and Northern Ireland (14 per cent).

Some people are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons, such as those with severe allergies to all currently available jabs, and can apply for a medical exemption.

On Sunday, thousands of Britons queued up at vaccination centres around the country to get a jab. 

Images showed lengthy queues outside Wembley stadium as people waited to receive the vaccine inside. 

Yesterday, the number of people in hospital nationally with the Omicron variant rose by 20 to 85 and cases increased by 69 per cent in a day with another 10,059 infections recorded.

Overall, Britain recorded another 90,418 Covid cases – a 67 per cent rise on the figure seven days ago. 

Deaths from Covid-19 fell by five per cent on last week, to 125 from last Saturday’s 132, although they had risen by 21 compared to Friday’s figure. 

A further 900 people were admitted to hospital with Covid, not much higher than the 865 daily average for the past seven days. 

There were also 125 Covid-related deaths, just above the 112 daily average for the past week. Overall, there have been seven Omicron-related deaths. 

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