A rise in booster bookings has seen the NHS Covid Vaccination Programme means more than 13 million booster jabs have been delivered to date.

Dr Emily Lawson, head of the NHS Vaccination Programme, said: “Yesterday the NHS Covid Vaccination Programme saw bookings boom as more than 417,000 people booked in for their crucial booster jabs as the NHS service opened up for those aged 40 to 49, while the total number of people protected with a vital top-up dose passed 13 million.

“There were also 14,000 people who booked in for their first dose and I’d urge anyone, either due their booster or yet to have that first dose, to come forward as soon as possible – the offer is evergreen and could make a life-saving difference for you and your loved ones this winter.”

Background information

  • 417,756 eligible people booked in for their booster dose yesterday, more than double the previous day (Sunday).
  • A further 14,262 people booked in for their first dose.
  • Around 500,000 people in their forties had their second dose at least six months ago and are currently eligible to get their booster jab.
  • There are more than one million 40 to 49-year-olds who will be able to pre-book their booster appointments this week and a further 1.5 million invites are being sent to this age group in coming weeks.