The Leader podcast: London must ‘supercharge’ Covid vaccine race

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Booster doses are being extended from Monday to all over-40s in the UK (Martin Rickett/PA) (PA Wire)
Booster doses are being extended from Monday to all over-40s in the UK (Martin Rickett/PA) (PA Wire)

One of the UK’s top medics has told the Evening Standard that the vaccine rate must be “supercharged”.

Dr Vin Diwaka, medical director for the NHS in London, made the appeal as bookings for boosters opened to those in their forties.

Over the weekend, more than 50,000 covid jabs were administered in London - but 42,000 of those were boosters. It’s thought that up to 2.7 million people in the city are unvaccinated.

The Evening Standard’s Political Editor, Nicholas Cecil, explains what this all means, if Plan A is still on track and whether or not people should start to worry about Christmas.

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