More than one million Covid-19 vaccines have been administered in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.
As of Thursday (June 10), 1,042,531 vaccines have been administered in total since the start of the programme with 445,832 of these vaccines being second doses.
Speaking about reaching the milestone Amanda Sullivan, Accountable Officer for NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire CCG, John Brewin, Chief Executive on Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Tracy Taylor, Chief Executive of Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust praised the achievement of staff and volunteers.
They said: “Reaching one million vaccines is a fantastic achievement and a testament to the hard work of NHS staff, the teams working operationally behind the scenes, those who have retrained to help and the many volunteers who we could not deliver this programme without.
“We would also like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the public who have waited patiently for their vaccine and booked promptly once being called up. Thank you for you continued support.
“Whilst we celebrate this milestone achievement, we are by no means complacent. There are still residents eligible for a vaccination who are yet to come forward and we encourage you to do so. You have not missed your opportunity to get a vaccine, there will be one waiting for you.”
How you can book your vaccine:
Currently, those aged 25-39 can book an appointment by calling 119 or visiting the National Booking Website.
Any member of the public aged over 40, frontline health and social care workers as well as those who are clinically vulnerable, clinically extremely vulnerable and carers who have not had their Covid-19 vaccine are able to walk-in to a number of locations and have a vaccination without booking. The walk-in service is available at: the Forest Recreation Ground, King’s Meadow Campus, Gamston Community Centre, Ashfield Health Village, Newark Showground, Richard Herrod Centre and Mansfield Vaccination Centre.
The Covid-19 Vaccination Bus is offering walk-in appointments to all cohorts. You can find the latest schedule of the bus locations here.
Over 25s can also walk-in to Mansfield Vaccination Centre and the Forest Recreation site across the weekend to receive a jab without booking. You can find out more information here.