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Covid booster jabs best Christmas present: UK PM

Getting a Covid vaccine is a "wonderful thing" people can do for their families this Christmas, UK PM Boris Johnson has said in his annual seasonal message.

The Prime Minister said that getting the jab showed "that we should love our neighbours as we love ourselves" in a video clip.

In the UK PM's official Christmas message released by Downing Street, the Prime Minister has thanked those helping the vaccination campaign and healthcare staff working over the festive period.

In his message, PM Johnson said the festive period would be "significantly better than the last", when indoor gatherings were heavily restricted across the UK.

"We have been getting that vaccination that protects us and stops us infecting others.

"And I hope I can be forgiven for taking pride in the immense spirit of neighbourliness that the people of this country have shown.

"Getting jabbed not just for themselves, for ourselves, but for friends and family and everyone we meet.

"And that, after all, is the teaching of Jesus Christ, whose birth is at the heart of this enormous festival - that we should love our neighbours as we love ourselves."

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