The UK RECORD number had a boost on Wednesday – with the NHS of course delivering a million daily stabs this weekend.
The official count shows that 745,143 people have third dose, as records fell for the second straight day.
The total is up nearly 90,000 from the previous day’s high as the public enthusiastically responded to calls to “continue to supply Omicron with both barrels” by being motivated.
After the first and second shots were counted, the NHS put 812,044 Covid vaccines on weapon on Wednesday, sparking hopes that the one million mark would be about to be broken.
A Government source said: “It looks good, as long as the public keeps moving forward.
“The aim is to deliver one million shots per day, and we have steadily increased the number of boosters in the weaponry throughout the week.
“Saturday is always the best day to get vaccinated. If we can continue to follow the same route then we could hit the one million mark by the end of this week. “
NHS boss is planning a mammoth boost this weekend, with millions desperate for an extra shot before Christmas.
Mass vaccination site are opening at East London Mosque and Jaguar Land Rover Solihull, as well as sports arenas – with pop-ups at Sandown Racecourse, Wembley Stadium and Leeds’ Elland Road.
Centers across the country will be open 24 hours a day, including the Artrix center in Sajid Javid’s constituency including the Bromsgrove clinic and Lordship Lane in North London.
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Chief medical officers have also dropped the 15-minute wait rule – allowing the NHS to deliver up to 30% more shots from today [Friday].
A Whitehall source said: “The NHS is pulling all stops and ramping up deliveries every day.
There is now real hope that the UK will hit the magical one million mark sooner rather than later. The nation’s top nurse has called on former NHS staff to help on the front lines of vaccinations.
Head Nurse Ruth May called on healthcare students and retired workers to join the fight against Omicron.
“With the number of Omicron cases skyrocketing, this new strain of bacteria poses a serious threat,” she said.
“The boosters are extremely important in strengthening our defenses and the 25 million boosters milestone is a testament to the enthusiasm of the people across the country who are rolling up their sleeves to get a boost. strong now.
“That is why I use my free time to get vaccinated and why we ask past and future generations of NHS staff, along with the public, to play their part in the Herculean mission. this.”
More than 25.4 million boosters have been delivered across the UK – with 3.8 million in the past week alone.
That is, 44% of students over 12 years old had a third scan.
Health Minister Sajid Javid said: “We have no more time to waste in the race between viruses and vaccines.
“Enhanced stabs are absolutely vital to strengthening our defenses, and The milestone of 25 million recharges is a testament to the enthusiasm of the people across the country who are rolling up their sleeves to rise to the present.”
It comes as daily Covid cases hit an all-time high of 88,376, fueled by the super-contagious variant.
The latest total is up nearly 10,000 from the previous record number – and up 74% in last Thursday’s tally.
But hospital admissions from Omicron remained low, at just 16, due to delayed infections leading to severe illness.
Addressing MPs, he said it was “absolutely possible” that Omicron would trigger record daily hospital admissions next month.
The country’s top doctor also warned that Plan C would be needed if the boosters did not perform as expected.
Speaking before the Common’s Health and Social Care Committee, Prof Whitty said: “Clearly if the facts change and it becomes clearer that things are going in the wrong direction, ministers will always look at the link. about this”.
The Chief Medical Officer predicts Britain will see variant cases spike at “quite impressive” rates with the UK wave set to be “quick peaking”.
But it can also end earlier than previous outbreaks, with patients spending less time in the hospital.
In a more upbeat assessment, he told MPs that by 2023, Covid would be a more flu-like problem.
What will happen is that the risk will decrease over time.
But I think every six months will be better than the last six
Professor Chris Whitty
“What will happen is that the risk will decrease over time,” he added.
But I think every six months will be better than the previous six.”
Experts warn the arrival of Omicron could cause the NHS to cancel 100,000 operations.
University of Birmingham Researchers claim that a new wave of Covid patients will force trusts to drop about a third of non-emergency procedures.
Even before this variant hit hospitals, bosses were worried they would run out of staff because they were forced into isolation.
Dr Katherine Henderson, director of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, said one in 10 staff in London – a hotspot for the variant – had recovered.
And the rest of the country could follow as Omicron takes off across regions.
NHS figures show the number of Covid sick days across Britain rose by 1,000 a day last week, with 13,000 staff absent from 12,000 a week earlier.
Dr Henderson said: “Normally the staff will last a few days, but of course, if you test positive, you will take 10 days off.
“This is a dangerous situation. We’ve seen the effects of not having staff run shifts properly and safely, so we’re concerned about patient harm.”
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