The number of jabs being delivered to patients in England has hit a new record with 906,656 people receiving vaccines yesterday.
Of that number, over 830,000 jabs administered on Saturday were booster vaccines. Around one million people in England will need to have a jab each day if every adult is to be offered a booster jab by the end of the year.
Health Secretary Sajid Javid celebrated the new record on Twitter. He wrote: “A record 906,656 jabs were delivered in England yesterday – including over 830,000 boosters.
“Fantastic to see so many coming forward to £GetBoostedNow, securing vital protection for themselves and their loved ones,” he added.
Around 10 per cent of the population is yet to receive a first dose of the vaccine Sajid Javid said today while speaking on Sky News. The Health Secretary urged those who have not yet been jabbed to come forwards.
“They must really think about the damage they are doing to society… 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,” Mr Javid said today in comments to Sky News.
“We’ve shown in the past as government in dealing with this pandemic that we will do what is necessary but it’s got to be backed up by the data,” Javid added.