Coronavirus live news: 1.5million people in England to receive booster jab invite

Posted by on September 19, 2021 1:54 pm
Categories: Global Stories

Texts and letters will be sent to eligible people who had their second vaccine at least six months ago

6.23pm BST

Ireland’s chief medical officer has praised the country’s “exceptionally” high level of vaccine uptake, describing it as the envy of the world.

The vaccine programme hit a milestone at the weekend, with more than 90% of people over the age of 16 now fully vaccinated, the PA reports.

While vaccination remains our best means of protection against COVID-19, there are additional things that you can do to prevent transmission of the disease.

4.57pm BST

The UK government said a further 56 people have died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of today, bringing the UK total to 135,203.

Separate figures published by the Office for National Statistics show there have been 159,000 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate, the PA reports.

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