Sheffield’s director of public well being, Greg Fell, revealed that 163,000 individuals, which is effectively over 1 / 4 of town’s 585,000 inhabitants, had now obtained at the very least their first dose of vaccine.
“To stay that many needles in that many arms so rapidly is undoubtedly an astounding effort,” he stated.
In a video replace recorded on Wednesday and printed yesterday afternoon, Mr Fell stated vaccinations have been effectively underneath method within the metropolis for individuals aged 65-69 and people aged 16-65 who’re clinically susceptible, and he stated this was ‘going actually, actually rapidly’.
“Please don’t name your GP to investigate about when your flip will come. You may be requested,” he stated.
However he reminded people who if they’re over 70, within the clinically extraordinarily susceptible group, outlined because the shielders, or are a frontline well being and social care employee and haven’t but been vaccinated for no matter purpose, it wasn’t too late they usually might ebook an appointment on-line or by calling 119.
The most recent Covid vaccination figures printed by NHS England yesterday, Thursday, February 25, present that as of February 21, 408,711 doses had been administered to individuals throughout South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw, with 144,836 individuals aged underneath 65 having had at the very least their first dose.
In Sheffield, as much as that date, 66,699 individuals aged 70 or above and 71,610 under-70s had obtained at the very least one dose of vaccine.