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Covid updates for Herefordshire as Omicron variant concerns grow

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  • The NHS in Herefordshire has promised to add more appointments at Covid vaccination clinics as the booster rollout accelerates.
  • Health Secretary Sajid Javid has said the Government will “throw everything at” the booster programme to tackle the Omicron variant, with one death already confirmed.
  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson has also repeatedly declined to rule out further coronavirus restrictions ahead of Christmas as he said the goal is to offer a booster to every adult by the end of the year.
  • There has been confusion over whether people will be guaranteed a jab by December 31, with NHS England saying everyone will have been offered the chance to book a booster.
  • On Sunday evening, the Prime Minister said people would be able to “get” their jab by that date.
  • Latest updates for Herefordshire:
  • 🦠 Two suspected Omicron cases found in Herefordshire. More are expected.
  • 🦠 Queues at vaccination centres in Herefordshire as race for boosters starts
  • 🦠 More new Covid rules start today as Government tries to tackle Omicron
  • 🦠 Slight rise in number of hospital patients in Herefordshire over recent weeks
  • 🦠 Hundreds of local children missing school due to Covid
  • 🦠 Lateral flow tests available in Herefordshire as Government suspends orders

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