Up to 90 per cent of coronavirus patients in intensive care have not received their booster vaccine, Boris Johnson has claimed in a plea to increase uptake.
The Prime Minister said the “overwhelming majority” of those in ICU with the virus had not had a third jab and 2.4 million eligible adults already double-jabbed are yet to come forward.
Mr Johnson told reporters on Wednesday: “According to some of the surveys I’ve seen 90 per cent of people in ICU are people who are not boosted. So think about that, think about the risk you’re running with your own health if you fail to get a booster.
“I’m sorry to say this but the overwhelming majority of people who are currently ending up in intensive care are people who are not boosted. I’ve talked to doctors who say the numbers are running up to 90 per cent of people in intensive care who are not boosted.”