NHS boss speaks out as Covid vaccine second doses pass 15 million mark
More than 15 million people across the UK have now had their second dose of Covid vaccine.
NHS chief executive Sir Simon Stevens hailed the milestone and urged everyone to take up the offer when their turn comes to get the jab.
He said: “The biggest vaccination programme in NHS history continues to break records thanks to careful planning, and just as we promised, April has seen a focus on second doses with over 15 million people now benefitting from the maximum immunity offered by the vaccines.
“It is vital that when it is your time everybody gets their second dose for stronger and longer lasting protection.”
The latest NHS figures show that as of April 25, a combined total of 373,447 first and second doses had been administered in Sheffield.
Just over 100,000 people across the city had received both doses, while 61,915 people aged under 45 had been given at least their first jab.