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Boosters at racecourses among 3,000 vaccine sites this weekend 


Boosters at racecourses, Christmas markets and football stadiums among 3,000 vaccine sites this weekend

  • Racecourses, Christmas markets and football stadiums will be among almost three thousand sites used as vaccination centres this weekend 
  • The NHS is ‘pulling out all the stops’ to make it as easy as possible to get a booster jab 
  • GPs and pharmacists will be offered more money to administer jabs over the festive period to encourage more to work 










Racecourses, Christmas markets and football stadiums will be among almost three thousand sites used as vaccination centres this weekend.

The NHS is ‘pulling out all the stops’ to make it as easy as possible to get a booster jab, said the NHS’s medical director Professor Stephen Powis.

And GPs and pharmacists will be offered more money to administer jabs over the festive period to encourage more to work. 

People wait in a queue outside University College London Hospital vaccination centre to receive their the Covid-19 vaccine or booster in London

People wait in a queue outside University College London Hospital vaccination centre to receive their the Covid-19 vaccine or booster in London

Covid hospital admissions have spiked by more than a third in a week in Britain's Omicron hotspot of London, official data shows. Some 199 infected patients were admitted to wards in London on Tuesday, the most recent day UKHSA figures are available for

Covid hospital admissions have spiked by more than a third in a week in Britain’s Omicron hotspot of London, official data shows 

The fee will rise from £15 to £20 per dose from December 25 to January 3. 

But it comes as vaccine shortages forced pharmacies in London to cancel some jab appointments yesterday.

Boris Johnson pledged to offer all eligible adults a booster dose before the end of the year. 

Staff will be vaccinating at 2,900 centres this weekend, including at three football grounds – Anfield, Stamford Bridge and Wembley – and Chelmsford Racecourse. 

Other venues include the Christmas Market at Chester Cathedral.

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