With evidence emerging that two jabs may not be enough to protect people against the latest variant, omicron, the prime minister made an appeal to the nation – which was then reiterated by leader of the opposition Keir Starmer– and said that he would be enlisting the support of the army to ensure anyone over the age of 18 could get their jabs by the end of the year.
Since his announcement, many vaccine centres have seen long queues form as people show they are willing to wait hours to get a dose of Pfizer in their arm at walk in centres, rather than book an appointment. Booking for under 30s opens tomorrow.
There have also been problems with the NHS website, which people say has been repeatedly crashing as they tried to book their jabs. The system was overwhelmed on Monday as over-30s became eligible to book their booster.