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Monday, 25 October 2021

Over 188,000 vaccines delivered in Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes


BLMK Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) have announced that over 188,000 vaccines have been administered across Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes (BLMK).

BLMK CCGs have extended their thanks to everyone involved in the vaccination programme, from volunteers and pharmacists to car park wardens and vaccine administers.

Dr Sarah Whiteman, medical director and putative chair for BLMK CCGs, said:

“What we have achieved in the last few months is testament to the hard working and selfless people who have come forward and participated in the roll-out.

“We were overwhelmed by the sheer number of residents volunteering and it was so pleasing to see retired clinicians wanting to return to the field as vaccinators.

“We’ve still got a long way to go but it’s so important we take a step back and realise how far we’ve come. Thank you all.”

Vaccination centres are now live across all areas of BLMK, including mass vaccination and primary care led vaccination sites. Further information on where these sites are and information about the vaccine roll-out can be found on the CCG website.

If you have not yet received your vaccination, please continue to wait to be contacted and invited by one of the national vaccination centres or your GP.

Anyone over 70 who has not yet been vaccinated can arrange a vaccination themselves through the national booking service or by calling 119. If you have had your first vaccination, please make sure to keep the appointment for your second when invited.

During the vaccination roll-out, it remains vital that everyone adheres to government guidelines and stays at home, only leaving for essential purposes.

If you do need to leave your home, please remember to wear a face covering, maintain a social distance and good hand hygiene (Hands, Face, Space), to protect those around you from COVID-19.

John Guinn
I am the editor of The Flitwick Chronicle. This is an independent, local news service based in Bedfordshire. The Chronicle provides local news that is investigative, inclusive and relevant to the residents of Flitwick.

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