Rachel said:

“We’re in a race against the Omicron variant, which is why the Government is boosting the booster programme by ensuring all adults will be offered a booster jab by the New Year – bringing the target forward by one month.

“We know that a third dose of the COVID vaccine takes protection against this new variant back up to over 70%, so it’s vital my constituents get their booster shot.

“So far more than 23,000 people in Redditch have received their booster dose, and as each day passes we’re getting more jabs into arms to give residents the protection they need against Omicron.

“We’re once again asking a lot of the NHS, of volunteers and of our pharmacists who are delivering the biggest and fastest vaccine programme in our history, but I know they will rise to the challenge – working flat out to deliver jabs, save lives and ensure the NHS is not overwhelmed this winter with an influx of Omicron cases.

“Please get boosted!”