NHS hits milestone as 30 million people get first jab

Today the NHS in England marks another important milestone, as NHS Covid vaccination programme delivers more than 30 million first doses.

England’s lead for the NHS vaccination programme, Dr Emily Lawson, Chief Commercial Officer for NHS England and Improvement, said: “The extraordinary success of the NHS COVID vaccination programme is not an accident but is thanks to the dedication of thousands of hardworking NHS staff and volunteers, and the exceptional planning and delivery of the world’s largest ever vaccine programme, helping us to hit yet another important milestone, with over 30 million people receiving their life-saving first jab.

“Getting the vaccine is the single most important step we can take to protect ourselves, our families and our communities against COVID-19, so when you’re called forward, book your appointment and join the tens of millions who have already been jabbed.”