Covid-19 jabs: We're closing in on half-a-million doses delivered in Northamptonshire

County's NHS teams vaccinate another 33,000 people in a week

Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 4:27 pm
Updated Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 4:30 pm

The number of Covid-19 vaccines delivered in Northamptonshire is approaching the half-a-million landmark.

Latest NHS figures released today showed 464,657 first and second doses up to April 18 — with another 33,000 in the last seven days.

■ More than 100,000 are now fully vaccinated with both both doses.

Northamptonshire's Covid-19 vaccination centre at Moulton Park
Northamptonshire's Covid-19 vaccination centre at Moulton Park

■ Last week saw over 22,500 get their second jabs

■ A whopping 361,433 have now had at least a first dose out of an adult population of around 590,000.

■ An astonishing 62.4 per cent of those aged 45-to-49 had a first jab within the first week of calls being sent out.

97 per cent of everybody over 55 has had at least their first jab.

However, ten per cent of those in the 50-54 age group are still yet to come forward for their initial doses despite last week's fresh pleas for them two step up.

Chris Pallot, Northamptonshire's Covid-19 vaccination programme director, said: “We continue to make strong progress and everyone aged 50 and over, as well as health and social care workers, unpaid carers and people at higher clinical risk, has now been offered a first dose of the vaccine.

“While take-up of the vaccine has been extremely positive in our county, we are determined to make sure no-one is left behind.

"I would therefore like to stress to anyone who qualifies for the vaccine but hasn’t yet received their first dose, that it’s not too late to book an appointment to give yourself the best possible protection against coronavirus.

“People aged 45 and over and those with health conditions which put them at higher risk from coronavirus can also now book appointments by calling 119 or by visiting the NHS website.”

The roll-out has also been boosted by the arrival of a third vaccine, the Moderna coronavirus vaccine is the third jab to be rolled out across the UK, alongside the Pfizer/BioNTech and Oxford-AstraZeneca jabs.

Vaccination Appointments can be booked online any time by clicking HERE, by calling the national booking line on 119 free between 7am and 11pm, seven days a week.