130,000 In Sheffield Receive Covid-19 Vaccine

The NHS Sheffield have revealed that 130,000 of those in the top four priority groups have received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.

The announcement came alongside the government’s statement that 15 million people in the UK had received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccination. In addition to this, the Health Secretary claimed that all of those in the top four priority groups have now been offered a vaccine.

After 1,054 deaths out of the 38,163 cases of Covid-19 in the city, Sheffield is now fighting back against the Coronavrirus and making significant progress. 15 community vaccination centres have been established in Sheffield who have administered the vaccine to those in the top 4 priority groups in the last 2 months. Their volunteer work has brought important results.

From today, The Sheffield NHS stated that they would now be contacting those in the 65 to 69 age group and people aged 16-64 with underlying health conditions to receive their vaccine.

This announcement highlighted a significant milestone in Sheffield’s fight against the Coronavirus. A press release followed, which discussed the progress and the future of vaccination in Sheffield in accordance with the government’s expansion to the Covid-19 vaccination scheme.  Now those over the age of 65, the ‘extremely clinically vulnerable’, health care and social workers are all eligible for the vaccination.

For those completely confined to their homes, they have received special service from The Sheffield NHS. GP David Wright from Rustlings Road Surgery went to the home of John Quinn a member of the ‘extremely clinically vulnerable’ group to provide the vaccine.

John Quinn stated: “I am grateful to him and the NHS for providing such a good service.

“I now feel a lot safer.”

Councillor George Lindars-Hammond, Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care said: “I am truly heartened by the efforts of everybody working around the clock to make this programme a success and my biggest thanks go out to everyone who has played a part.

“The hard work is not over yet and we will continue to support the NHS in any way we can.”

To get information regarding the Covid Vaccination programme, visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/ or contact your local GP.

 

Written by Huw Richards

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