People aged 60 to 63 next on the list for Covid vaccines in Milton Keynes, where one in five have already had jab
With one fifth of the MK population already safely vaccinated, invitations are shortly to be sent out those aged between 60 and 63.
Milton Keynes South MP Iain Stewart revealed today that invites are now going out those in priority groups 5 to 9.
He said 19.7 per cent of people in his constituency, MK South, have now received the first dose of their vaccine. Figures for the other half of the city, MK North are thought to be similar.
Mr Stewart MP has welcomed the acceleration of vaccine rollout, which will see every adult in MK and beyond offered a vaccine by the end of July.
He said: “The NHS vaccination programme, the biggest in our country’s history, has been a fantastic success story and showcases the very best of collaboration across the entire United Kingdom. I would like to thank everyone involved in this enormous effort, without whom, this would not be possible.
“It’s great to see that so many people in my constituency have received the vaccine as we lead the world in our fight back against coronavirus."
The United Kingdom is leading the way with its vaccination programme, said Mr Stewart.
"So far, more than 18.6 million people have received a vaccine – equivalent to one in 3 adults. This is the third highest per capita, behind only the UAE and Israel. In addition, only two countries have administered more doses than the United Kingdom – China and the USA.
"Everyone in the top four priority groups has now been offered a vaccine, as invites are now going out those in priority groups 5 to 9. The latest figures now show that two thirds of those aged 65 to 69 have now been vaccinated."
Mr Stewart also welcomed the Prime Minister’s roadmap to take cautious and irreversible steps out of lockdown, which will be guided by the data and not dates.
“We are defeating this virus by the hundreds of thousands of jabs going into people’s arms every day, giving us hope as we look to a route back to normality”.
In the latest stage of the vaccination programme, the NHS is now inviting all those aged 60 or over to get a life-saving COVID-19 vaccination.
This week, around two million people between the ages of 60 and 63 will be invited to book an appointment and receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.