THERE are over 15,000 people currently in the online queue on the NHS website to book a Covid-19 jab.

Yesterday evening in a prerecorded message to the nation, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said everyone aged 18 and over in England will have the chance to get their booster vaccine before the end of the year to combat the threat of rising Omicron variant cases. 

Bookings for the booster programme was set to open for everyone over 30 today, however, following last night's announcement every adult who had their second vaccine at least three months before will now be able to book a booster jab from Wednesday.

At present, 15,562 people are in the queue online to book their jab.

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The NHS website also keeps crashing, leaving users with a warning that the site is dealing with technical difficulties.

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There have also been massive traffic queues in Oxford, attributed to peopel trying to get their jab from a walk-in centre.

The NHS in England has advised people trying to book a Covid-19 booster jab to try later or tomorrow as people face a queue on the website.

In a tweet, the health service said: “The Covid vaccine booking service is currently facing extremely high demand so is operating a queuing system.

“For users aged 18-29, please be aware that booking opens on Wednesday 15 Dec.

“For all others experiencing waits, we would advise trying again later today or tomorrow.”