North West’s second dose milestone

Date published: 08 April 2021

The NHS in the North West has vaccinated more than 3.6 million people against Covid-19, with the number receiving their second dose reaching a new weekly high.

More than 377,645 people in the region have now received their second jab, almost double the previous week when 196,717 returned to get their next dose, almost twice as many as did so the week before.

The focus is now on making sure that absolutely everyone in the most at-risk cohorts has had the chance to be vaccinated, ahead of 15 April when there is more constrained supply of available doses.

Regional Director of Commissioning (North West), Dr Linda Charles Ozuzu, said: “At the same time as increasing second doses week on week, we are continuing to work to ensure that eligible people who have not yet taken up the offer to be vaccinated are not left behind.

“I’d urge everyone who has received an invite to come forward and get their life-saving vaccine, not only to protect themselves, but also those around them.”

The NHS has been inviting those eligible for a jab by letter and text with GPs also calling some patients.

Text invitations appear as an alert from ‘NHSvaccine’ and letters include a web link to click and reserve an appointment at one of more than 300 large-scale vaccination centres or pharmacies across England.

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