The Government has confirmed that a text message will be sent to all UK phones today, Boxing Day, which encourages those yet to have the booster jab to go out and have it. Government figures show that 32 million people have already had the booster jab, which represents over 60% of adults in the UK.
Sajid Javid, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, said in a statement:
“We are texting this Boxing Day for all eligible adults to Get Boosted Now. It has never been as important to get protected with the booster – so whether it is in between turkey sandwiches or before the Boxing Day fixtures, whatever your traditions make the booster a part of them this year. Millions of vaccine slots are available through the festive calendar so if you’re not boosted and you get this text, take up the offer and get vaccinated.”