SOME 1.5million booster jabs have been dished out in five days, thanks to The Sun’s campaign.
Half of all over-50s in England have now had a top-up dose against Covid.
1.5 million booster jabs have been dished out in five days, thanks to The Sun’s campaign[/caption]
The once-troubled rollout is firmly back on track — with readers fully behind our Give Britain A Booster crusade.
Since we launched our push last Wednesday, 1,539,937 third jabs have been given.
Vaccines minister Maggie Throup said: “The booster programme is running at full steam ahead thanks to The Sun and its readers.”
The fears were that it was moving too slowly — but the NHS says it is now even faster than the original vaccine rollout.
Mrs Throup rejected the idea of vaccine fatigue and explained: “Unlike last winter, society is open now and there are greater pressures on time.
“Sometimes, the elderly are reliant on families, and those families are working again. So there’s a range of issues.”
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Data from Israel suggests boosters can increase protection to more than 95 per cent.
TV’s Dame Esther Rantzen said: “That third jab is a privilege and we should take it as soon as it is offered.”