Doncaster reaches vaccine milestone as residents are turned away from clinic
NHS staff and volunteers were forced to turn people away from a drop-in clinic at Doncaster’s Keepmoat Stadium yesterday due to the unexpected demand.
The local vaccination programme has continued at a pace, with almost 75% of the eligible population having received their first dose.
More than 100,000 adults in Doncaster have received both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, meaning just under 50% of the city’s residents are now fully vaccinated.
“Thank you to everyone who came to get vaccinated.
“The demand was incredible and we’re sorry if you came & unfortunately couldn’t join the line. More drop-ins are being planned.”
Early data has indicated that the vaccine has dramatically reduced the number of people admitted to hospital with the virus.
Last week, hospitals under the Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust reported 0 cases of COVID-19 being treated.
Additionally, for the first time this year, local case rates have dropped significantly below the national average.
Current figures show that rates in Doncaster are 21.5 per 100,000, compared to the England average of 32.5 per 100,000.
Doncaster CCG Chair and local GP David Crichton said:
“The delivery of the vaccination programme across the borough is testament to the enormous army of staff and volunteers who have worked so hard to ensure clinics run smoothly.
“I would like to thank everyone who has been a part of the programme so far and the residents for getting their jabs. As the data shows, the vaccines are saving lives and helping to protect our hospital and health services.”
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