- Through the Vaccines Delivery Plan, 92,356 doses have been administered in Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent
- In total, more than 5 million doses have been administered to over 4.6 million people across the United Kingdom – meaning we are leading the world as we ramp up our vaccination programme
- Another 65 pharmacy sites across England have been announced today, starting this week and next, to deliver vaccines from this, including Holmcroft Pharmacy in Staffordshire as the government ensures all parts are the country are well served
Theo Clarke, MP for Stafford has welcomed the Government’s Vaccines Delivery Plan – the biggest vaccination programme in British history – that sets ambitious targets as the government continues to ramp up its vaccine rollout.
Already in Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent, 92,356 vaccinations have been administered, as part of plans to vaccinate the top four priority groups by mid-February. In the Midlands, 691,549 people have received a vaccine, with 756,433 doses administered in total across the area.
The United Kingdom is leading the way with its vaccination programme. So far, more than 5 million vaccinations have been administered to 4.6 million people – the fourth highest per capita, behind only Bahrain, the UAE and Israel. In addition, only two countries have administered more doses than the United Kingdom – China and the USA.
The Government’s Vaccines Delivery Plan sets out how it aims to administer 2 million doses of vaccines by the end of January, as well as offering vaccines to every elderly are home resident by the end of the month. So far, more than half of those over 80s and care home residents have received a vaccine.
On top of this, the Government is opening up new vaccination sites every day as part of our Vaccine Delivery Plan to ensure everyone is within 10 miles of a vaccination centre. Theo Clarke, MP for Stafford has welcomed Holmcroft Pharmacy in Staffordshire becoming one of the latest places to begin administering the vaccination. 65 pharmacy sites are joining the programme this week and early next week with more to come.