Covid vaccines do work to slow the spread of mutant Omicron, and no British people have been hospitalized as a result.

Experts have discovered that CORONAVIRUS vaccines are effective in preventing the spread of Omicron.

So far, no British people have been hospitalized as a result of the variant, which has seen a 54 percent increase in just 24 hours.

Medical experts and ministers have urged Britons to get their Covid vaccines, as well as booster doses, as soon as possible.

After thousands signed up for our 'Jabs Army' to get jabs in arms and assist the NHS with the rollout, The Sun wants readers to join its 'Give Britain a Booster' campaign.

After new research from Pfizer found that three doses "neutralize" the mutant variant, it's critical to get your life-saving vaccines and be fully protected.

A new study published today found that the Omicron vaccine was more effective than the Delta vaccine against Omicron.

This study looked at 581 people who had confirmed Omicron infection and found that the AstraZeneca and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines provided much lower levels of protection against symptomatic infection than the Delta vaccines.

Despite this, experts discovered that after a booster dose, the effectiveness against Omicron increases, providing around 70 to 75 percent protection against symptomatic infection.

"These early estimates should be treated with caution," Dr Mary Ramsay, Head of Immunisation at the UKHSA, said. "But they indicate that a few months after the second jab, there is a greater risk of catching the Omicron variant compared to the Delta strain."

"Based on the evidence, this risk is significantly reduced after receiving a booster vaccine, so I strongly encourage everyone to get their booster as soon as they are eligible."

We expect the vaccines to provide better protection against Covid-19's serious complications, so if you haven't yet received your first two doses, please schedule an appointment as soon as possible.

"Working from home as much as possible, wearing masks in crowded or enclosed spaces, washing your hands regularly, isolating and getting tested if you feel ill are all important ways to reduce the impact of Covid-19 this winter."

There are now a total of 1,265 confirmed cases of the variant, up from 448 the day before, but the UKHSA believes there are likely thousands more.

A total of 58,194 Covid cases have been reported in the UK today, the highest number since July 15, and 120 more deaths have been reported.

The majority of cases are Delta, but UKHSA predicts that Omicron will overtake Delta as the most common variant in the UK by mid-December, based on current trends.

An emergency Cobra meeting was held in Downing Street as Omicron cases continued to rise.

Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland's First Minister, tightened rules today to try to stop the mutation from spreading across the UK, blowing a hole in the hopes of a normal Christmas.

"To be blunt, because of this new variant's much greater and faster transmissibility, we may be facing - indeed, we may already be experiencing - a potential tsunami of infections," she said.

"It is highly likely that Omicron will outcompete Delta and become the dominant variant within Scotland very quickly, causing high case numbers," she added.

In Scotland, 13.3% of all PCR tests showed signs of the new variant as of Thursday.

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