By Matthew Roscoe • 02 December 2021 • 16:55
UK PM Boris Johnson has received his COVID booster jab on Thursday, December 2 ahead of the Christmas holidays. The 57-year-old is urging people not to cancel their festive plans this year but to follow the guidance set out by the government – and get their booster shot.
Speaking from London’s St Thomas’ Hospital, Boris said after receiving his COVID booster shot: “We’re building ever higher the wall of protection.
“Whatever Omicron may or may not be able to do it certainly will not negate the overall value of the boosters – so everybody should get your booster as soon.”
Asked about whether Brits should cancel their Xmas plans, the Prime Minister said: “The most important thing is that people should follow the guidance we’ve set out and people shouldn’t be cancelling things. And there’s no need for that at all.”
“That’s not what we’re saying. What we’re doing is trying to respond in a balanced and proportionate way to the arrival of the Omicron variant.
“And we’re focusing particularly on transport, on travel. So tough measures for anybody who comes into this country, very tough measures to be able to come in. Some rules, self-isolation if you’ve come into contact with somebody who has Omicron, some toughening of the rules on masks.
“But otherwise, we want people to continue as they are. The most important thing you can do under all circumstances is getting your booster when you’re eligible.”
In related news, we reported earlier today that Boris Johnson had failed to deny that Covid lockdown rules were broken by No 10 hosting boozy parties last Christmas.
The PM allegedly had around “40 or 50” people crammed “cheek by jowl” into an event room at No 10, according to The Mirror.
Johnson claimed no rules were broken but again declined to comment when pressed on the matter after receiving his booster jab.
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