V-Day LIVE: Sheffield Hospitals to start vaccination programme as first UK patient gets jab
The vaccination process to protect people against Covid-19 is underway in England after a 91-year-old woman became the first person to receive the life-saving jab.
Patients in Sheffield will also begin receiving the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine from Tuesday, with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust among 53 trusts across the country to be given the green light to begin the process back to normality.
Cases continue to fall in the city, with no new coronavirus-related deaths recorded on Monday (7 December).
There were 148 cases per 100,000 people in Sheffield in the seven days to 3 December. The average area in England had 126.
Coronavirus in Sheffield LIVE: Updates as first NHS patient receives vaccination
Last updated: Thursday, 01 January, 1970, 01:00
- First NHS patient receives Covid-19 vaccination on ‘V Day’
- No new coronavirus-related deaths recorded in Sheffield on Monday
- The city’s infection rate continues to fall, with 174 fewer cases recorded in the seven days to 3 December compared to the previous week.