More than 36,000 people have received a booster dose of the coronavirus vaccine in the last three weeks in southern Oxfordshire, new figures show.

It comes after scientists told the Government boosters are highly effective against hospitalisation for older adults, with second booster jabs for the most vulnerable ruled out for now.

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Data from the UK coronavirus dashboard shows 18,672 people in South Oxfordshire and 17,393 people in the Vale of White Horse received a booster or a third vaccine dose between December 20 and January 9.

This brings the total number of people in South Oxfordshire to get a third shot to 95,166 and the total number of people in the Vale of White Horse to get a third shot to 85,297.

Across the UK, 35.7 million people have now had a booster or third jab – 62 per cent of over-12s.

This comes after a push from the CCG to get people in Oxfordshire vaccinated.

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