Almost 400,000 people in our region have had a Covid jab

Almost 400,000 people have had their first Covid-19 jab across our region, according to NHS data.

Information from NHS England shows that across the seven NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups that cover the Liverpool City Region, 392,219 first doses of a coronavirus vaccine had been administered as of February 14.

When second jabs were included, the total number of injections administered rose to 414,846.

The most up to date figures available at a local level, the number is now likely to be even higher, with vaccinations continuing this week.

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Earlier this week, NHS Liverpool CCG chief executive Jan Leward said that the vaccine rollout in the city was making progress and encouraged anyone who had been offered a vaccine but not yet taken it up to do so as soon as possible.

She said: “We know some groups experience real barriers or are hesitant to take up the vaccine. Local GPs are reaching out to understand cultural barriers and to respond to people’s concerns, reassuring them that the vaccine is safe and countering harmful misinformation, particularly on social media.

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“We have gathered trusted sources of vaccine information, including messages from local doctors and experts, along with answers to frequently asked questions, to reassure people who are hesitant that the Covid-19 vaccine is safe and effective: www.liverpoolccg.nhs.uk

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“We all have a role to play in promoting accurate information to help people to make informed, positive choices, to protect ourselves, our families and to see a return to normal life in Liverpool.”

The rollout across our region is being administered by each of the CCGs, with the addition of a regional hub in St Helens that is one of a number across the country run by NHS England.

Here is how many people have had their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine in each area

NHS Liverpool CCG – 107,069

NHS Wirral CCG – 91,904

NHS Knowsley CCG – 35,595

NHS South Sefton CCG (Bootle, Aintree, Maghull and Crosby) – 42,675

NHS Southport and Formby CCG – 36,743

NHS St Helens CCG – 47,268

NHS Halton CCG – 30,965

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