Over one million doses of a coronavirus vaccine have been administered in south west London boroughs, NHS authorities within the area introduced right this moment (Friday, July 14).
The newest encouraging knowledge confirms that the NHS has administered 1,011,913 doses in Merton, Wandsworth, Croydon, Sutton, Kingston and Richmond up to now, with 330,461 being important second doses that present extra full safety in opposition to the virus.
The exceptional milestone was reached simply 22 weeks after the south west London vaccination programme launched at Croydon University Hospital.
That’s the equal of round 6,500 vaccine photographs day by day throughout the area.
“Delivering one million vaccinations marks one other unbelievable milestone in south west London as we feature on with our drive to guard probably the most susceptible individuals,” Dr Nicola Jones, native GP and lead GP for the Covid-19 vaccination programme in South West London, stated.
VARIANT UPDATE: Responding to the newest #COVID19 variant knowledge for London, @ProfKevinFenton emphasises the essential actions we are able to all take to #HoldLondonProtected:
✅ get examined recurrently
✅ take up the vaccine
✅ bear in mind #HandsFaceSpaceFreshAir
✅ observe the restrictions in place pic.twitter.com/KZ8R6GwmyF
— PHE London area (@PHE_London) May 14, 2021
“It is all the way down to the sheer exhausting work and dedication of NHS workers, volunteers and venues to make sure that residents get this life-saving vaccine and we’re happy that native authorities, companies, residents and the voluntary sector proceed to help us.
“We can all be rightly happy with what has been achieved up to now however there will likely be no let-up in our efforts over the approaching weeks and months as a result of this jab presents us all a route again in the direction of normality, so if you’re invited for your vaccination, please do e book a slot – it’s easy, efficient and can shield you, your family members and your neighborhood,” she added.
The figures contributed to equally spectacular vaccination roll-out efforts due to the NHS throughout England, the place over 30 million first doses and 16 million second doses have now been acquired by individuals eligible for a jab.
They additionally chimed with encouraging information in regards to the impression of social restrictions that specialists say have pushed down new case numbers throughout the area and the nation, and in flip led to the present risk of lockdown measures being lifted.
We all have a component to play in retaining our households and communities secure.
If you are seeing family and friends this weekend, observe the steering and bear in mind Hands, Face, Space, Fresh Air.
More data: https://t.co/[email protected] #HandsFaceSpaceFreshAir pic.twitter.com/Bv1dSoy1wc
— Public Health England (@PHE_uk) May 14, 2021
India variant issues stick with extra instances reported
However, issues about new and extremely transmissible variants of the Covid-19 virus, such because the so-called ‘India’ variant, named B.1.617 persist.
On Friday, Public Health England head Professor Chris Whitty stated that specialists anticipated the India variant would “come to dominate within the UK”, the way in which earlier variants have performed.
He warned that if the variant proves to be much more transmissible than different variants, the UK may see “a very important surge” in Covid-19 instances, including:
“That’s a very vital query to which we don’t but have the reply.
“We have to look very fastidiously at this new variant to see how a lot quicker it’s rising than the outdated variant and take a look at this subject of vaccines in apply.”
Currently, individuals aged over 38, frontline well being and social care workers and others most in danger from Covid-19 can prepare a jab via the nationwide reserving service right here.
Those who can not use the NHS web site, can cellphone 119 freed from cost. The line is open from 7am to 11pm, 7 days every week. People can even use a neighborhood GP-led vaccination web site or some pharmacies.