More than 100,000 adults in Doncaster have now received both doses of the lifesaving Covid-19 vaccination.
The news comes as early data indicates that locally the vaccine has helped dramatically reduce the number of people admitted to hospital with the virus.
Doncaster CCG Chief Officer Jackie Pederson said: “This is another huge milestone for the Doncaster vaccination programme, and it is fantastic to see such incredible data showing that many people are being protected from this virus which has affected all of us so much over the past 15 months.”
Doncaster is speeding through the programme and fast approaching 200,000 first doses being administrated with health bosses urging people to come forward for both of their jabs to help further drive down infection rates.
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.”
NHS Doncaster CCG and partners are targeting areas of low uptake to ensure people can easily access a jab and help reduce hotspots of the virus.
Last Friday over 900 people attended a pop-up vaccination clinic at the St James Mosque where first and second doses were given. More are being planned to take place over the coming weeks.
Anthony Fitzgerald, Director of Strategy and Delivery at the CCG said: “We continue to work closely with partners to plan these kinds of events so that as many people as possible can access vaccinations in a convenient way and offer reassurance that the vaccines are safe and effective. Please come forward, get vaccinated and play your part in helping get Doncaster back to normal.”
For more information about the vaccine and read frequently asked questions please visit https://www.doncasterccg.nhs.uk/covid-19-vaccine/.