A HIGH school in Herefordshire has said it was happy to help with the rollout of coronavirus booster jabs when contacted by the NHS.

Earl Mortimer College in Leominster has been one of the new Covid vaccine sites in Herefordshire after the booster rollout was accelerated due to concerns over the Omicron variant.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said earlier this month that everyone over 18 in England should have a booster dose by December 31.

In Herefordshire, that has meant a walk-in centre in Maylord Shopping Centre, the new site for bookings and walk-ins in Leominster, and a mobile clinic.

That is on top of efforts in Hereford at Saxon Hall in Hoarwithy Road and Elgar House in Holmer Road.

This week, vaccines have been given at Earl Mortimer College, in South Street, Leominster, between 9am and 5pm.

The school's headteacher has said she was only too happy to help.

Alison Banner said: “When the call came in to support the booster campaign we were only too happy to help with the use of the school building.

“We will be unoccupied over the Christmas holidays and I can think of no better use of the facilities than helping to get jabs in arms, protect the NHS and help our community.”

Latest figures from the Government showed 17,165 booster and third doses were given in the week to December 16, up 5,528 from 11,637 the week before.

It meant 58.3 per cent of people had had a third or booster dose by that date.