Coronavirus vaccinations across the region have reached a milestone figure.

Thousands of people have now been vaccinated across Lancashire and South Cumbria, according to new statistics, as the rollout continues to progress.

The figures show that a total of 441,441 people have now received their Covid-19 jab in the region.

A breakdown of the number of vaccinations by each Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has been provided.

Most people over 70 had received their first dose in NHS Chorley and South Ribble CCG, with a total of 98.5 per cent of these people receiving their jabs.

This was followed by NHS Greater Preston CCG with 97.2 per cent, then NHS West Lancashire CCG with 97.1 per cent.

In terms of the total number of vaccinations administered, NHS Morecambe Bay CCG topped the list, with a staggering 55,180 people getting their vaccine.

This was followed by NHS East Lancashire CCG with 50,163 and then NHS Fylde and Wyre CCG with 39,001.

Here is the full list of provisional figures for the proportion of people aged 70 and over in Lancashire who have received a first dose of Covid-19 vaccine, broken down by Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

There are 135 CCGs in England, and they commission most of the hospital and community NHS services in the local areas for which they are responsible.

The figures are based on provisional data from NHS England for vaccinations up to February 14.

Vaccine first doses for people 70 and over across Lancashire’s local health groups:

The list reads, from left to right: name of CCG; number of people aged 70 and over resident in the CCG who have received their first dose; estimated percentage of people aged 70 and over resident in the CCG who have received their first dose.

  • NHS Blackburn with Darwen CCG 14,425 94.7%
  • NHS Blackpool CCG 19,940 94.5%
  • NHS Chorley and South Ribble CCG 24,976 98.5%
  • NHS East Lancashire CCG 50,163 94.1%
  • NHS Fylde and Wyre CCG 39,001 96.7%
  • NHS Greater Preston CCG 25,016 97.2%
  • NHS Morecambe Bay CCG 55,180 96.3%
  • NHS West Lancashire CCG 18,213 97.1%

Lancashire authorities and organisations have praised the work of the people involved in the vaccination programme as the rollout continues to get people protected from the virus.

In a statement on Twitter, Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria said: “We have now vaccinated 441,441 people across Lancashire and South Cumbria. Thank you to everyone involved in the vaccination.”

Lancashire Resilience Forum, which is leading the county’s response to the pandemic, said: “A BIG thank you to everyone involved in the vaccination programme.” 

A spokesperson for NHS North West said: “Amazing!! Huge thank you to everyone involved with running the vaccination sites across the North West and thank you to everyone who has had their vaccine so far. When you receive your invite, make sure you book an appointment.” 

Preston City Council also responded, saying: “Fantastic work to all involved and thank you to all those individuals who have participated.” 

A spokesperson for Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service added: “Brilliant work by everyone involved! We’re proud to be playing our part.”

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