Almost 96 per cent of over 65s in Milton Keynes have now been vaccinated against Covid

Newly-released figures show 95.7 per cent of over 65s in MK have received their first Covid jab.

Thursday, 4th March 2021, 4:06 pm

And the figures only cover the period up to last Sunday, so it is likely the number is higher now.

In total 67,793 first doses of the vaccine have been administered across the Milton Keynes CCG area, with 5,512 second doses. Some 3,363 of these second doses are in the over 65s age group.

The local Conservatives have shared their delight at the statistics.

The majority of over 65s in Mk have been vaccinated

Ben Everitt, the MP for Milton Keynes North, said: "This is fantastic news as our vaccine programme continues to be a huge success. 95.7% is a hugely impressive number and I want to thank everybody who has taken the vaccine and everybody involved in the entire process from NHS staff, to volunteers to people involved in the vaccine production.

"The success of the vaccination scheme has allowed the Prime Minister to set his roadmap out of lockdown and it's vital we keep it up to stay on track."

Cllr Alice Jenkins, the Conservative Group’s deputy leader and health spokesperson, said: “This is a terrific achievement, and it is a testament to the incredible efforts of NHS workers and volunteers who have been working tirelessly to deliver the largest vaccination programme in our history.

“Reaching a milestone where 95.7% of over 65s in MK have received a jab is incredible but it is important that we continue to follow the government guidelines on social distancing and mask wearing.

“Every jab will make a difference in our fight against Covid so if you’re called, we urge you to get jabbed.”