Boris Johnson says Covid vaccine is a 'wonderful thing' for Christmas
The BBC reported that Boris Johnson has said in his annual seasonal message, getting a Covid vaccine is a "wonderful thing" people can do for their families this Christmas.
In a video clip, the prime minister said that getting the jab showed "that we should love our neighbours as we love ourselves".
He thanked those helping the vaccination campaign and healthcare staff working over the festive period.
In his message, the prime minister said: "There is still a wonderful thing you can give your family and the whole country, and that is to get that jab, whether it is your first or second, or your booster."
He described the Covid vaccine as "an invisible and invaluable present."
In his message, Mr Johnson said the festive period would be "significantly better than the last", when indoor gatherings were heavily restricted across the UK.
He added: "And if the pile of scrumpled wrapping paper is bigger this year it is precisely because across the country, in the run-up to Christmas, we have been giving each other an invisible and invaluable present,."
"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."