Over 40,000 Covid jabs given in Lincolnshire in a week

Over 40,000 Covid jabs given in Lincolnshire in a week

Over 40,000 Covid jabs given in Lincolnshire in a week

Data released by NHS England shows that nearly 130,000 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine have now been administered in Lincolnshire.
127,606 jabs were administered between 8 December and 31 January.
This figure has increased by 40,206 since last week.
However, this data doesn’t include the new vaccination centre at the Lincolnshire Showground, which only opened on Tuesday – it aims to administer over 1,000 doses a day.

The Showground centre is the second largest in the county.

An additional centre at the Princess Arena Sports Centre in Boston able to handle over 1,500 vaccines per day.

A new site has also opened at Birkwood Pharmacy in Grimsby – North East Lincolnshire’s fifth vaccination centre.

The figures show show 81,663 people under the age of 80 have received their first vaccination.

Another 1,321 have been given their second.

92.5% of all over-80s in Lincolnshire have received the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.

Today the government announced plans to vaccinate all over 50s by May.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said:

“My plan is that we should be able to offer a vaccine to everyone in categories 1-9 – that’s all the over 50s – by May.

“Lots of things have got to go right to hit that goal – especially supply, which is the rate-limiting factor.”

“The UK’s vaccination programme is planned to have reached all nine priority cohorts by May, meaning that the government can commit to go ahead with these polls with confidence,” added a Cabinet Office spokesperson.

Britain’s vaccine rollout has been one of the fastest in the world.

Three vaccines have been approved, with two already being produced and administered.