More than a million vaccinations for Covid-19 have now been given to people across Cheshire and Merseyside.
The milestone comes after vaccine teams across Cheshire and Merseyside this week began to deliver doses to people in its next cohort aged between 55-59.
The one million mark was exceeded on March 7 and includes over 194,000 from our 19 different Hospital Hubs, over 57,000 from the three Vaccination Centres and more than 750,000 from the 50 Local Vaccination Sites, which includes 114,000 from the 18 Community Pharmacy sites.
Approximately 94% of over 70-year-olds across Cheshire and Merseyside have now been vaccinated, 83% of health and social care staff and 86% of 65-69 Year olds.
Good progress has been made with younger cohorts (5 and 6) which are almost complete and invitations to cohorts 7 and 8 have now been sent out.
It is, however, expected that there will be some delay in vaccine delivery over the next few days, although this should be short-lived as we continue to proactively plan and support with mutual aid where possible.
Significant increases in vaccine supply are then expected from March 15, with planning underway again to increase activity as the supply improves.