SAJID Javid will update MPs this afternoon on the Covid booster rollout in a Commons statement.
The Health Secretary will get a grilling from colleagues at around 4.30pm today on how the NHS plans to double the number of jabs as part of the PM's emergency omicron booster mission.
Yesterday the PM announced he would bring forward the target for everyone to get offered a booster jab by a month – to the end of the year.
The Government says anyone over 18 can now walk in to a centre and get jabbed, and can use the online booking system from tomorrow.
He warned there is a "tidal wave" of omicron coming and everyone must get boosted within the next three weeks to stop the NHS becoming seriously overwhelemed.
This morning it was confirmed that 750 members of the army have been drafted in so far to organise the mammoth operation across the UK.
Data shows boosters offer up to 75 per cent protection from mild infection from Omicron, with The Sun relaunching our hugely successful Jabs Army campaign.
Although the variant is expected to make people not as seriously ill, the fact it's more easily spread is spooking health chiefs.
The sheer number of cases could be enough to overwhelm the NHS if cases aren't curbed soon.
Read our Omicron live blog for the latest updates
It came as:
- The NHS booking website crashed as millions tried to book in their boosters
- Thousands queued at walk-in centres all over the country to get theirs in person
- And the Government website said it had run out of lateral flow tests after ministers ordered people who were in contact with Covid to take one every day to try and reduce the spread
- No10 said pharmacies and hospitals would jab every day to try and get everyone boosted – with increased opening hours and even vaccines on Christmas Day
- Work from home guidance came into force today across England
- Scientists are already warning Plan C restrictions might be needed within days
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PM vows all adults will get Covid boosters THIS MONTH to beat Omicron 'tidal wave'
Mr Johnson's ambitious target of getting all adults in Britain a booster jab means around one million vaccinations will have to be administered per day.
And he insisted that all the science shows getting a booster now CAN see protection shoot up again – stressing: "vaccination is the key to beating Covid, and it works."
The PM told the nation last night: "Today we are launching the Omicron Emergency Boost – a national mission unlike anything we have done before in the vaccination programme – to Get Boosted Now.
"A fortnight ago I said we would offer every eligible adult a booster by the end of January.
"Today, in light of this Omicron Emergency, I am bringing that target forward by a whole month.
"Everyone eligible aged 18 and over in England will have the chance to get their booster before the New Year."
The huge booster drive will mean NHS chiefs are forced to scrap some routine appointments to get all hands to the deck to get 19million jabs in arms before the end of the year.
But the PM warned that if the jab rollout isn't ramped up now, it could mean a wave of Omicron infections "so big" that cancellations and disruptions such as the loss of cancer appointments "would be even greater next year".
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