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MILLIONS more Brits will be eligible to book their Covid boosters from Monday as the NHS continues to supercharge the nation's immunity.
The booking system will open to everyone aged 30 and over in a bid to tackle the Omicron variant threat.
3.5million people between the ages of 30 and 39 can book their booster from tomorrow following updated advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation.
The bookings can be made two months after receiving the second dose – one month in advance of becoming eligible to receive the jab.
The latest move means that the online booking system has opened to an extra 10million Brits in just seven days.
No10 is scrambling to stave off a winter surge and is begging Brits to get their boosters as The Sun's Jabs Army campaign marshals its recruits.
“The COVID-19 booster programme is accelerating rapidly and more than 22 million people in the UK have already received their top-up, securing vital protection ahead of Christmas," the Health Secretary said today.
“This is our national mission – the most recent data shows boosters are the essential defence against Omicron and we are doing everything in our power to get jabs into arms as quickly as possible.
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“We are now expanding the offer to over-30s – so please come forward as quickly as possible to get boosted and help our country get ahead in this race with the variant.”
Around 30 hospitals are already offering jabs to the public through the national booking service with more expected to open.
There are almost 3,000 vaccination sites across the country – 1,300 more than in February, with an additional 300 pharmacies coming online in recent weeks as the programme enters the most complex stage of the rollout.
The NHS is asking people to keep checking for appointments once the system updates, as more become available every day.
People can get their vaccine by booking online through the National Booking Service or by calling 119, and GP practices are also inviting those who are eligible.
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It comes as cases of the Omicron variant have risen by 50 percent in just 24 hours.
A further 633 cases of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the UK yesterday, taking the total to 1,898.
The UK Health and Security Agency (UKHSA) said cases of the mutation have increased in the last day as fears continue to grow over Omicron.
Meanwhile, Sajid Javid has been "told to trigger Plan C restrictions within a WEEK by gloomy health officials," it's been reported.
The Health Secretary was allegedly told by the UK Health and Security Agency that Omicron risks overwhelming the NHS as 5,000 Brits could be admitted to hospital a day.
Mr Javid was allegedly told that “stringent national measures” need to be imposed by 18 December to avoid surpassing last year's winter peak.
But data shows that Covid vaccines do protect you from Omicron – and getting your booster before the festive season will protect you and your loved ones.
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