England vaccinates on Christmas Day as Omicron cases soar | The Guardian Nigeria News

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England pressed ahead with its Covid-19 immunisation campaign on Saturday in the race to inoculate as many people possible while the number of cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant soars. 

At Redbridge Town Hall east of London, National Health Service staff wore Santa hats as they welcomed queues of people and administered jabs, according to an AFP journalist at the scene.

“Merry Christmas” signs were displayed on the walls of the centre’s vaccine booths and festive pictures, including one of an elf giving a vaccine to another elf.

“We have inspirational people in the NHS and in local government… who were willing to give up their time, even on Christmas Day, to get our community vaccinated,” Mark Santos, a local Redbridge councillor, told AFP.

“Today’s a real community spirit.”

Redbridge resident Saif Kurshid was one of the many in the queue. 

“It was totally unimaginable, unfathomable, by anybody that we could have a Christmas — or even a…



Source: Guardian Newspaper

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