Keir Starmer – 2021 Comments on Vaccine Booster Programme

The comments made by Keir Starmer, the Leader of the Opposition, on 5 December 2021.

Healthcare professionals and volunteers around the UK are working so incredibly hard to roll out booster jabs. It is vital that we all support them and our NHS for the winter ahead by playing our part and getting a booster vaccination as soon as invited to.

It is frustrating and worrying that medics are seeing too many hospital beds and NHS resources are taken by those that have chosen not to get the vaccine. I am calling on those who are eligible but unwilling to get vaccinated to consider the impact of their decision and think again.

We are stronger when we all come together and act to protect ourselves, our loved ones and our communities from the virus.

But with the number of vaccinations down a quarter from the peak earlier this year, we simply cannot afford for the Government to take its eye off the ball in speeding up the rollout of the booster programme. The Prime Minister needs to break the habit of his tenure by stepping up and getting a grip.