More than four-fifths of Omicron patients in England’s hospitals have not had their booster doses, official figures revealed today.
UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) bosses confirmed the toll in its weekly surveillance update, saying 608 out of 815 hospitalised patients struck down with the ultra-infectious variant were not triple-jabbed. A quarter were unvaccinated.
Meanwhile, health bosses unveiled further data showing that booster vaccines cut the risk of hospitalisation with Omicron by up to 88 per cent.
And two doses still slashed the odds by up to 72 per cent, up to nearly six months after the jab.
Health Secretary Sajid Javid said today’s figures ‘reinforced’ the importance of vaccines in saving lives and preventing serious illness.
Ministers ramped up the booster drive with the aim of hitting 1million-jabs-a-day in an effort to give every eligible Briton a third jab before the end of the year and stop the NHS from being overwhelmed this Winter.
Boris Johnson today bragged about hitting that target despite figures showing 9.5million eligible adults in England are still yet to have the booster jab.
The Prime Minister is facing calls to toughen restrictions with cases having soared to record highs, and with gloomy modelling warning the nation may suffer up to 6,000 deaths a day.
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