Springfields vaccine site in Spalding.

Health bosses delighted as ‘around 60 per cent’ of Lincolnshire care home residents and over 80s have received vaccine doses

Lincolnshire health bosses have said they’re ‘delighted’ with the vaccine roll out in the county after it was revealed nearly 50,000 have received doses so far.

Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group say that around 60 per cent of care home residents and people aged over 80 have received vaccinations.

The government is now announcing daily and weekly updates on the number of people vaccinated.

In the latest figures, as of today (Friday), 49,693 doses of the vaccines have been given out in Lincolnshire.

For the over 80s, 24,253 have received their first dose and a further 1,562 their second. There’s also been 22,682 under 80s receive their first dose and 1,136 the second.

Rebecca Neno, Deputy chief nurse, Lincolnshire NHS CCG: “We would like to thank each and every person involved in this effort for the significant part they have played.

“This includes not only NHS staff and primary care colleagues, but also our partners across Lincolnshire County Council and all district councils, the Local Resilience Forum, the voluntary sector, the University of Lincoln, our military liaison leads and many, many more.”

The government has released a target date of mid-February for vaccinations of the first four priority groups to occur, equating to 209,000 people in Lincolnshire.

Martin Fahy, director of nursing and quality, Lincolnshire NHS CCG: “We know in Lincolnshire that we have a high proportion of care homes and elderly people compared to many other parts of the country.

“I am delighted with the progress that our teams across the county are making with the vaccination programme. We are all pushing hard to deliver the vaccines to our priority groups and the level of commitment to doing this is enormous.

“The feedback from patients has been fantastic too, and every day more people in Lincolnshire are being protected by receiving their vaccine.”

Dr Sunil Hindocha, GP added: “It is a privilege to be part of this huge effort to vaccinate people across our county, this is about our patients, friends and families.

“This is one of the most rewarding and humbling experiences of my career, every time I hear the hope and gratitude spoken by someone I am vaccinating, for whom this is the first outing since March, I am reminded of the importance of delivering this vaccination to as many of our vulnerable population as quickly as we can.

“The positive feedback from our patients and care home partners has been very proudly received by us all.”

The NHS is urging members of the public not to contact them to ask about vaccinations.

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