Leeds NHS makes another milestone in Covid vaccination programme

Nearly half of people who have been vaccinated in Leeds have now been given their second Covid jab, the NHS in Leeds said.

Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 5:32 pm
Updated Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 5:36 pm

The latest data shows that 376,305 people in Leeds have now been vaccinated, with 184,140 - 49 per cent - of these having received both doses of the jab.

Across England, one third of adults in England have now had both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine.

In total, 44 million people in England have now had at least one dose of the vaccine.

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A Covid vaccine being administered (photo: PA).

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The NHS said second doses of the vaccine were "vital" to ensure everyone receives the maximum protection from coronavirus.

Dr Jason Broch, a GP in Leeds and Chair of NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group said: “In Leeds, we’re making fantastic progress on our vaccination rollout and ensuring as many people as possible get the maximum protection against this awful virus.

“It’s really important that people continue to keep their appointments for their second dose so we can keep moving forward with the vaccination programme and our goal to give every adult their jab by the end of July.

“I would also urge everyone who is eligible to book their vaccination as soon as possible to help to protect both themselves and others.

Speaking about the vaccine progress across the country, Dr Nikki Kanani, GP and medical director for primary care at NHS England, said: “Yet another incredible NHS milestone has been reached as one in three adults in England have now had both doses of the Covid vaccine - meaning that they have maximum protection from the virus.

“Reaching this milestone is no accident – it is down to months of hard work and everyone in the NHS who has played a role in this, is helping to protect millions of people from serious illness and saving lives.

“We can all be rightly proud of what we have achieved as we get more of the population fully vaccinated over the coming weeks and months. So when you are eligible for your vaccine, please do book in – it is simple, effective and will protect you and your loved ones.”

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