Almost 8 million Covid vaccine doses administered in North East and Yorkshire - as nation figure hits 50 million
More than 50 million Covid-19 vaccination doses have now been given in England, latest figures show.
A total of 50,246,402 Covid-19 vaccinations took place in England between December 8 and May 21, according to NHS England data, including first and second doses, which is a rise of 563,468 on the previous day.
NHS England said 31,546,846 were the first dose of a vaccine, a rise of 192,008 on the previous day, while 18,699,556 were a second dose, an increase of 371,460.
In North East and Yorkshire there have been 4,953,278 first doses and 2,954,092 second doses (7,907,370).
The NHS England data shows a total of 6,311,516 jabs were given to people in London between December 8 and May 21, including 4,071,321 first doses and 2,240,195 second doses.
This compares with 5,955,853 first doses and 3,587,345 second doses given to people in the Midlands, a total of 9,543,198.
The breakdown for the other regions is:
– East of England: 3,781,891 first doses and 2,223,980 second doses, making 6,005,871 in total– North West: 4,023,828 first and 2,466,912 second doses (6,490,740)– South East: 5,153,001 first and 3,027,463 second doses (8,180,464)– South West: 3,373,885 first and 2,142,074 second doses (5,515,959)
NHS England’s Lead for the NHS Covid Vaccination Programme, Dr Emily Lawson, said: “Today the biggest NHS vaccination programme in history hit another outstanding milestone, with more than 50 million life-saving jabs being administered across the country in six months, and the roll out continuing at pace with tens of thousands of 34 and 35 year olds quick to act on their invites this week, ahead of the next age groups able to book today.
“This success is the result of the tireless efforts of NHS teams, alongside local partners and volunteers, who are determined to protect their patients, families and communities. Despite this we must take nothing for granted so you are invited please book your appointment – and along with millions of others get vital protection against coronavirus.”
It comes as the NHS is opening bookings for people aged 32 and 33 at nhs.uk from 7am on Saturday, May 22.
Texts inviting people to book a vaccination will be sent to those aged 33 from tomorrow and aged 32-year-olds from Monday.