NHS website crashes as thousands scramble to book booster jabs after Omicron warning

Boris Johnson says Omicron to bring 'tidal wave' of cases

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Boris Johnson address the nation last night to speak of the importance of getting the booster jab.

But a message on the NHS website showed people were unable to book the jab.

The message on the website reads:  “The NHS website is currently experiencing technical difficulties.

“We are working to resolve these issues.

“Thank you for your patience.”

In his address, the Prime Minister outlined the new booster plans in the fight against the Omicron variant.

Mr Johnson warned: “Do not make the mistake of thinking Omicron can’t hurt you; can’t make you and your loved ones seriously ill.

“We’ve already seen hospitalisations doubling in a week in South Africa.

“And we have patients with Omicron in hospital here in the UK right now.”

The Prime Minister added: “To hit the pace we need, we’ll need to match the NHS’s best vaccination day yet – and then beat it day after day.

“This will require an extraordinary effort.

“And as we focus on boosters and make this new target achievable, it will mean some other appointments will need to be postponed until the New Year.”

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