Amanda Milling MP has welcomed the Government’s Vaccines Delivery Plan – the biggest vaccination programme in British history – that sets ambitious targets as the government continues to ramp up its vaccine rollout.
Already in Staffordshire, 92,326 vaccinations have been administered, as part of plans to vaccinate the top 4 priority groups by mid-February. In Midlands, 691,549 people have received a vaccine, with 756,433 doses administered in total across the area.
The United Kingdom is leading the way with its vaccination programme. So far, more than 5 million vaccinations have been administered to 4.6 million people – the fourth highest per capita, behind only Bahrain, the UAE and Israel. In addition, only two countries have administered more doses than the United Kingdom – China and the USA.
The Government’s Vaccines Delivery Plan sets out how it aims to administer 2 million doses of vaccines by the end of January, as well as offering vaccines to every elderly are home resident by the end of the month. So far, more than half of those over 80s and care home residents have received a vaccine.
On top of this, the Government is opening up new vaccination sites every day as part of our Vaccine Delivery Plan to ensure everyone is within 10 miles of a vaccination centre.
Commenting, Amanda Milling MP said:
“It’s been great to see that so many people in our area have received the vaccine as we lead the world in our fight back against the coronavirus. It was heartwarming to see people being vaccinated when I visited one of our local vaccination sites. I regularly meet with our local Clinical Commission Group, who are in charge of the roll out in Staffordshire and it’s clear that everyone involved in the vaccine rollout is doing a great job for everyone in Cannock Chase. The NHS vaccination programme, the biggest in our country’s history, has got off to a fantastic start thanks to the hard work of all of those involved.”
Health Secretary, Matt Hancock said:
“Vaccines are the way out of the pandemic and this historic rollout will cover every corner of the country. Community pharmacists have been phenomenal and will have a pivotal role to play in the continued expansion of the programme. Through the UK vaccine delivery plan, over four million people have already received their jab. From hospitals to pharmacies, sports clubs to places of worship – we’re making sure the vaccine is as accessible as possible. In the meantime it is vital everyone continues to play their part in this national effort by staying at home to protect the NHS.”
Total vaccinations by ICS/STP
Cumulative Total Doses to Date (as at 17/01/21)
Birmingham and Solihull - 98,536
Coventry and Warwickshire - 64,667
Herefordshire and Worcestershire - 78,940
Joined Up Care Derbyshire - 70,332
Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland - 61,532
Lincolnshire - 49,633
Northamptonshire - 66,027
Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Health and Care - 49,336
Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin - 27,764
Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent - 92,356
The Black Country and West Birmingham - 97,310
Total vaccinations by region
Region of Residence / Number of people (as at 17/01/21) / Cumulative Total Doses to Date (as at 17/01/21)
East Of England - 377,552 - 429,864
London - 376,353 - 426,894
Midlands - 691,549 - 756,433
North East And Yorkshire - 618,761 - 688,990
North West - 487,397 - 547,214
South East - 587,282 - 660,633
South West - 415,087 - 467,170