Just days after the six-month anniversary of the world’s first Covid vaccine being administered to Maggie Keenan in Coventry, the east of England has reached the incredible milestone of administering more than 7 million covid vaccinations to protect the community.
More than 4 million people have had at least one dose of covid vaccine, with more than 2.9 million people in the east receiving both doses of the vaccine so far.
Catherine O’Connell, director of commissioning and executive lead for the vaccination programme for NHS England and NHS Improvement East of England, said: “I am so proud of the progress our teams of NHS staff and volunteers have made over the past six months in this successful vaccine programme – their hard work has meant we have been able to play our part in rolling out the biggest vaccination programme in the history of our NHS.
“We’re also pleased to have now opened up our vaccine offer to people aged 25 and over, and our message is clear: please come forward and join the millions of others who are helping to protect themselves and others by accepting the offer of a vaccine. It is the single best way of protecting ourselves and those closest to us from coronavirus.”
Vaccination stats for the east of England, correct as of 9 June:
- First dose: 4,069,515
- Second dose: 2,940,495
- Cumulative total doses: 7,010,010
The full data is available here: https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/covid-19-vaccinations/