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Booster jabs hit record level in West Yorkshire

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23 Dec 2021

It’s been a record week for booster jabs in Bradford district and Craven thanks to the amazing work of NHS vaccination teams and partners. Almost 35,000 vaccinations were delivered across the district, a jump of almost 50 per cent compared to the previous week and the highest number of boosters delivered to date.

Additional appointments have been made available at all centres and hours extended, with staff at community vaccination centres, pharmacies and local GP services working tirelessly to get people protected as quickly as possible.

The number of jabs delivered rose dramatically throughout the week. Just 24 hours after the call to increase appointments, vaccinations were up by just under 50% and by the weekend had almost doubled when compared with the same days the previous week.

Karen Dawber, Senior Responsible Officer for the Vaccination Programme in Bradford district and Craven said they could not praise staff highly enough for all they’d done to ramp up the vaccination effort:

“The response from both our vaccination teams and people in Bradford district and Craven has been brilliant. It’s fantastic that so many people are coming forward for their boosters, and we’re continuing to work flat out this week to get as many people jabbed before Christmas as possible.

“There are still some appointments available this week and we will be offering a range of bookable and walk-in appointments between Christmas and New Year so we are urging everyone to get their jab as soon as they are eligible. Boosters can now be given three months after your second dose so make sure you get yours as soon as possible as we know this is vital to protect people against the Omicron variant.”

Find a walk-in clinic near you by visiting the COVID-19 vaccination webpage

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