In the wake of Boris Johnson’s address to the nation launching his “Omicron emergency booster national mission”, vaccination centres in York are not currently offering walk-in Covid booster jabs.

In a pre-recorded address to the nation on Sunday, the Prime Minister said Britain “must urgently reinforce our wall of vaccine protection” as he set a new deadline of jabbing everyone over 18 by the new year.

However, anyone in York eligible for a covid vaccination, be that a first, second, or third “booster” dose, must arrange a pre-booked appointment.

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The NHS website states: “Please note that in the Vale of York there are currently no sites offering walk-in appointments for booster doses because of the high volume of booked appointments.”

How to book a COVID-19 vaccination

You can use the NHS online booking service to “grab-a-jab” however, this service is currently facing extremely high demand and is now operating a queueing system.

The site states: “If you're unable to book now, please try again later today or tomorrow.”

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People aged 18 to 29 years old who are not already in a higher risk group cannot book a booster dose using this service yet and will have to wait until Wednesday, December 15 to do so.

:: Click here to book your vaccination via the NHS website