People line up outside a London hospital to get vaccinated against Covid-19, the country has passed the 150,000 death mark from the disease. Photo: EFE / EPA / ANDY RAIN

This Saturday (8), the United Kingdom exceeded the mark of 150,000 deaths from Covid-19, according to official data from the British Ministry of Health. In the past 24 hours alone, the country has confirmed 146,390 new cases and 313 deaths from the disease. Since the start of the pandemic, 14.3 million cases of Covid-19 contamination have been confirmed in the country.

Despite rapid progress of the omicron variant across the country, the UK Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization believes that a fourth dose of the viral vaccine is not yet needed, as current booster doses continue to provide strong protection against disease. in the elderly.

For the UK population over 65, protection against hospitalization for covid-19 remains at 90% three months after the booster dose – or the third dose – according to the latest official data from the UK Health Safety Agency United . As for the protection against serious diseases derived from the two doses of the vaccine, it drops to 70% after three months and to 50% after six months.