More than one million jab appointments were booked since the NHS vaccination programme opened for every adult in England.
People rushed to book 1,008,472 appointments in just two days – an average of more than 21,000 every hour, or six every second – on Friday and Saturday.
The figure does not include appointments made through local GP-led vaccination services or people getting jabbed at walk-in centres.
NHS bosses are urging people to book their appointment without delay as the health service enters the final push to protecting the country against the virus.
From walk in services at sports grounds, including Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and Stamford Bridge as well as Ashton Gate and St Helen’s Rugby Ground, to pop up clinics at universities such as in York and Canterbury, NHS staff are pulling out the stops to offer convenient jab appointments.
The NHS in England has delivered 62 million vaccinations just six months after making history when Margaret Keenan received the first jab outside of a clinical trial in Coventry.
Four in five adults have now received their first dose of the jab, and with three in five already fully vaccinated after receiving two doses.
The NHS is contacting people aged 40 and over to bring forward their second dose in line with updated JCVI advice with the NHS booking service now showing earlier time slots available for those who are eligible to rebook.
Sir Simon Stevens, NHS chief executive said:
All adults can book at one of the 1,600 vaccination centre, pharmacy or general practice sites across the country that are available through the national booking service. Vaccination centres are also available in convenient locations such as mosques, museums and football stadiums.