More than 90% of people over 45 in England have received at least one dose of a Covid vaccine, the NHS confirmed when celebrities banded together to encourage people to get the sting.
According to NHS England, 120,000 appointments were booked before 9 a.m. yesterday (Friday April 30) as vaccines opened to people ages 40 and 41.
In total, two-thirds of the adult population in England have received their first dose and more than a quarter have been fully vaccinated.
In another development, celebrities Sir Lenny Henry, Liz Hurley and David Walliams have joined television actors Lydia West and Navin Chowdhry to encourage people to get vaccinated.
The stars pretend to be auditioning while battling misinformation about Covid vaccines.
Hurley urges people to “roll up your sleeve, it’s not just your own life that you are going to save,” while Sir Lenny says, “People in the black, Asian, ethnic and minority communities are 20% less likely to take the vaccine . “
West, an actress on the drama It’s a Sin, tells viewers that the vaccine “does not contain pork or any animal-derived material” and “there is no evidence that it affects fertility”.
Writer and TV personality Walliams urges everyone to get vaccinated, saying, “It’s really important that people of all ages get the sting.”
Dr. Nikki Kanani, GP and NHS Medical Director for Primary Care, said, “Our drive to increase uptake continues, and this support from such an incredible array of stars will help reassure communities that the vaccine is safe and is simple and effective.
“We are very grateful for this wonderful support.
“Since establishing our Adoption Action Plan in February, we have made significant strides in increasing acceptance among all ethnic minorities, including the UK black communities, where the increase has actually outpaced the general increase.”