Today’s news summary – Paper Talk
The papers are dominated by what the i calls Britain’s “race to get boosted”. The pictures on many of the front pages demonstrate one of the problems the accelerated booster jab campaign immediately ran into – long queues outside vaccination centres.
The Sun covers the government’s appeal for an army of vaccine volunteers. The paper calls the plea “Xmas jabs army”.
The Daily Mirror has covered today’s booster jab rush, which has seen thousands of people across the country queueing – in some instances for hours – to get a third jab.
Boris Johnson faces a rebellion from some Tory MPs who have pledged to vote against COVID passports in the Commons, the Daily Express says.
The NHS has been told to prepare for an influx of COVID hospital admissions by discharging as many people as it can to free up beds, The Guardian reports.
The PM and the NHS have made a plea to the general public asking for help with the booster drive, the Metro reports.
The UK races to fight Omicron as infections estimated to hit 200,000 a day and booster jab queues of up to six hours, reports the Independent.