Figures released today show that in Cornwall almost half of people in the priority groups have now received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination.
Cornwall has 88,500 people in the first four priority groups who are being offered the COVID-19 vaccine and the figures released today show that as of 17 January 40,039 had received the vaccination. This shows we are on course in Cornwall to vaccine those in the most vulnerable groups by the target date of 15th February.
Commenting, St Austell and Newquay’s Member of Parliament Steve Double, said:
“These figures today are excellent news and a real tribute to the hard work of our Hospital staff, GP Practices and volunteers across Cornwall that are working to administer the vaccine. This is the biggest vaccination programme in our nation’s history and it is pleasing to see the positive progress being made locally.”
“My thanks goes to everyone who is playing a part. The rate of vaccination is expected to increase as more vaccines become available and more vaccination hubs open across the Duchy, and I am confident that we will remain on schedule to reach all those in these four priority groups by the middle of February.”
“While these figures are promising and there is light at the end of the tunnel, I must remind everyone that in order to stay safe, take pressure off the NHS and save lives, we must continue to do all we can to follow the rules and stop of the spread of the virus while allowing those running the vaccination programme to do their vital work.”