Over one million people booked a vaccine yesterday
Shock, the day young people got offered the vaccine was the day of record-breaking sign-ups
Over one million vaccines were booked yesterday on the NHS website, on the same day that it was announced people 25 and over could finally book their vaccines. The number makes it the most seen in a single day so far.
Sir Simon Stevens, chief executive of the NHS in England, said: “The obvious enthusiasm of younger adults to get their jab has blown out of the water the suggestion that people in their 20s might not come forward to protect themselves and their loved ones.”
The NHS described it as a “Glastonbury-style” rush with nearly 500,000 vaccines booked by midday.
NEW: More than one million people booked a Covid vaccine yesterday through the NHS website- the most we've seen yet in a single day.
I'm old enough to remember when young people wouldn't want to get a jab.
— Lewis Goodall (@lewis_goodall) June 9, 2021
The demand for vaccines amongst young people was so high that the website crashed yesterday, with people put into online queues of over 11,000 people in order to book their vaccines.
The Tab’s own poll found that 94 per cent of young people just want to be vaccinated already.
Some including Manchester mayor, Andy Burnham are now calling for the roll-out to be extended to all young people over 18 in certain areas.
"It makes much greater sense to crack on!"
— Kay Burley (@KayBurley) June 9, 2021
All of this comes despite some constantly saying that young people didn’t want to get vaccinated.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock, said: “I am absolutely thrilled young people have come forward for the jab in full force today. We have one of the highest vaccine uptake rates in the world and these latest booking figures are testament to this.”