Over 100,000 of the most vulnerable people have not had third jab

Posted by on November 27, 2021 4:00 pm
Categories: Global Stories

Cancer patients among those struggling to access their coronavirus booster vaccine

A quarter of people with severely suppressed immunity that leaves them highly vulnerable to Covid have still not had a third vaccination, according to official figures that have caused serious concern among leading cancer charities.

The figure emerged just days after NHS England contacted cancer specialists and services across the country asking them to assist in boosting the numbers, with concerns that it means more than 100,000 extremely vulnerable people are yet to have their third jab. A letter from the NHS sent earlier this month said that 30% were still without the third vaccination, which has since fallen to 25%.

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