Keighley and Ilkley MP Robbie Moore welcomes the news that all adults over the age of 50, the clinically vulnerable and health and social care workers have now been offered a life-saving Covid-19 jab – ahead of 15 April target. The government is now preparing to move into the next phase of the Covid-19 vaccination programme.
Nearly 40 million vaccines have now been given in total, with adults under 50 expected to begin to be invited in the coming days. Locally, as of 8 April 2021, 66 per cent of adults in the Keighley and Ilkley constituency have received their first jab of the vaccine.
People aged between 40-49 will start to be invited to receive their first dose of the vaccine along side the continued rollout of the second dose. Over 7 million second doses have now been given – with a record 475,230 given on Saturday. The UK remains on track to offer a first vaccine to all adults by 31 July.
Commenting local MP Robbie Moore said: “This is fantastic and inspiring news. The more people we get vaccinated, the easier and more risk free it will be to continue opening up the nation.
“Locally the NHS and health services have done a fantastic job with rolling out the vaccine as far and wide as possible. I pay particular thanks to Dr Matt Curtis, Bill Graham and the entire team of staff and volunteers at the Modality Partnership who have led a number of vaccine outreach programmes at mosques, churches, and a women’s centre.
“With the recent approval of the Moderna vaccine, I am confident that we will offer a vaccine to all adults by 31 July as well as sticking to the Prime Minister’s roadmap out of lockdown.”