Mission to vaccinate people against Covid-19 across Harborough and Leicestershire is picking up pace

Over 7,000 jabs have been handed out at Market Harborough Medical Centre - 400 are expected to get the vaccine today (Friday)

Friday, 12th February 2021, 11:31 am
The mission to vaccinate people against Covid-19 across Leicestershire and Rutland is picking up pace – with almost 200,000 doses given to patients so far.

The mission to vaccinate people against Covid-19 across Leicestershire and Rutland is picking up pace – with almost 200,000 doses given to patients so far.

50,000 people have been vaccinated in the twin counties in the last week alone while over 128,000 coronavirus shots have been given in Northamptonshire.

Over 7,000 jabs have been handed out at Market Harborough Medical Centre on Coventry Road since December.

And a new clinic is being staged there today (Friday), where about 400 people will get the vaccine.

Everyone in the UK in the top four priority groups, including everybody aged 70 and over, should have been vaccinated by Monday.

The number of people who have received a first dose in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland:

- Over 80s: 48,524 (91.9% of population)

- 75-79: 35,298 (96.4%)

- 70-74: 35,718 (67%)

- Under 70: 73,162 (9.7%)