27.5 pc of the population in Gedling borough have now had their first jab of the Covid vaccine, according to government figures released today.
Scores of people have been attending the borough’s vaccination centre at the Richard Herrod Centre in Carlton over recent weeks to get vaccinated against the virus, with those 60 and over getting their first dose.
The Prime Minister last week revealed he is aiming to have offered every adult in the UK a vaccine by the end of July.
So far, more than 18.6 million people in the UK have received a vaccine – equivalent to 1 in 3 adults. This is the third highest per capita, behind only the UAE and Israel.
In addition, figures reveal only two countries have administered more doses than the United Kingdom – China and the USA.
Gedling MP Tom Randall welcomed the news, describing it as ‘the biggest vaccination programme in British history’.
He said :“The NHS vaccination programme has been a fantastic success story and showcases the very best of collaboration across the entire United Kingdom. I would like to thank everyone involved in this enormous effort, without whom, this would not be possible.
“It’s great to see that so many people across Gedling have received the vaccine as we lead the world in our fight back against coronavirus.
“We are defeating this virus by the hundreds of thousands of jabs going into people’s arms every day, giving us hope as we look to a route back to normality”.