Bishop Auckland MP Dehenna Davison has called for residents in their 20s to make sure they book their COVID vaccination.
Posting a photo of herself at the vaccination clinic to her social media, Dehenna Davison MP who is 27, paid tribute to the staff at Knights Pharmacy for their fast and efficient vaccination clinic and encouraged those in the 25-30 age bracket to book their appointment as soon as they can.
With 70,253,625 doses administered in total, 41,088,485 people across the UK have now been vaccinated with a first dose (78%), while 29,165,140 people have had both doses (55.4%). The government met its target of offering a vaccine to the most vulnerable by 15 April and remains on track to offer a first dose to all adults by the end of July.
Dehenna Davison MP said:
“A huge thanks to Knights Pharmacy in Bishop Auckland for running such a smooth and friendly vaccination clinic. I was in and out in 5 mins, and the jab felt no worse than a quick scratch.
“Our admiration must also go to also to Matt Hancock, Kate Bingham, and everyone working on the vaccination rollout for reaching 25-29-year olds so quickly. I would encourage anyone currently eligible to get the vaccine to do so, and those who are in their early twenties to keep an eye out and book an appointment as soon as they can.”
The NHS website saw more than one million people book a COVID-19 vaccine last Tuesday [08/06/2021] as bookings were opened up to those aged 25 to 29 - a record high.
Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock said:
“Our COVID-19 vaccination programme continues at an unparalleled pace and we are almost at the final lap of the race to offer a dose to all adults by the end of July.
“70 million total doses is a phenomenal achievement and it’s truly heartening to think that this provides 70 million shots of protection and hope for a country that has battled so hard to keep COVID-19 under control over the past 18 months.
“The number of appointments booked over the past few days just goes to show how enthusiastic we are as a nation towards getting the vaccine – I urge all who are eligible to get their jab at the earliest possible opportunity.”
Those in the 25-29 age group are being texted in stages with instructions on how to book their appointments, with more age-groups expected to open soon.