A MILLION Covid-19 jabs have now been delivered across Herefordshire and Worcestershire.
The milestone was reached on Saturday as part of the ‘Grab a Jab’ big weekend where people could walk-in to receive their vaccination.
Simon Trickett, the Chief Executive Officer for NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire CCG, said: “Delivering 1million vaccines is a fantastic achievement and is testament to the dedication and determination of our hardworking NHS staff, volunteers, partners and all those who have taken up their offer of a vaccine across the two counties.
“We’ve still got work to do to ensure everyone over 18 can receive their vaccination in the coming weeks as we approach the proposed lifting of the final Government restrictions and we can get on with enjoying the summer.”
Grab a Jab weekend saw the number of vaccinations ramped up with doses offered at 18 locations across the two counties, including Bromsgrove’s Artrix and Worcester’s Guildhall.
Mr Trickett urged everyone eligible for the jab who had not come forward to book online or by calling 119.
Dr. Gemma Moore, Clinical Director at SW Healthcare and GP Partner at Ombersley Medical Centre said: “People from all walks of life have passed through our doors this weekend to receive their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.
“It’s been a fantastic event, with the enthusiasm and excitement of our local community proving that this vaccine really is changing lives.
“We’d like to extend our thanks in particular to the staff and volunteers at the Guildhall in Worcester, who’ve gone above and beyond to help set up our pop-up site in their historic building—as well as our vaccinators and site teams who’ve worked throughout the weekend to make it happen.”