More than 960,000 Covid vaccines administered across Dorset

OVER 965,000 Covid-19 jabs have been administered across Dorset to date.

A total of 968,647 doses of the coronavirus vaccine have been distributed in Dorset, according to the latest NHS data.

This incredible county-wide feat would have been impossible without all the medical staff and volunteers working tirelessly on the vaccine rollout.

Nearly a million jabs and vaccinating adults over 21, there has been impressive uptake of the Covid vaccine rollout.

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Figures released by NHS England show a total of 462,858 vaccines were administered in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole – up from 458,125 on Tuesday 15 June.

There were 254,888 first doses administered through the BCP, with 207,970 residents also receiving their second injection.

In wider Dorset, 275,529 first doses were given and 230,260 residents received their second dose, for a total of 505,789.

Anyone aged 18 and over will be able to reserve their Covid-19 vaccine in England from Friday.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock hailed the immunization program “an incredible achievement” as he made the announcement during a speech.

It comes as the latest weekly surveillance report from Public Health England (PHE) shows rates of Covid-19 cases in all parts of England continue to rise.

The graph below shows you a breakdown of the first and second doses of the Covid vaccine by age group in BCP and Dorset at large:


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