‘Major Milestone’ met at vaccination centres across parts of Essex and Suffolk

June 24, 2021

A ‘major milestone’ has been met this week at Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT) as the number of Covid-19 vaccine offered to people at its Vaccination centres across parts of Essex and Suffolk tops half a million.

The regional milestone is being celebrated at vaccination centres across Suffolk and North East Essex and Mid and South Essex which have been delivering the vaccination programme.

Staff across the NHS have been supporting the roll-out of the vaccination programme in the areas, with people most at-risk of Covid-19 being prioritised, in line with expert guidance.

Nigel Leonard, Executive Director of Major Projects & Programmes at EPUT, who is co-ordinating the vaccination centres across Suffolk and North East Essex and Mid and South Essex, said: “This is a major milestone and I am so proud of all our staff who have worked effortlessly to ensure we vaccinate as many people as possible.

“We are delighted to be part of the vaccination delivery programme and we are celebrating the massive amount of hard work by thousands of our healthcare colleagues and volunteer marshals across the region.

“Vaccinating half a million people is a fantastic achievement and while we take a moment to recognise it, we are continuing to offer the vaccine to as many people as we can. I urge anyone who is eligible for their first dose to come forward and book your vaccination as quickly as you can.”

All people over the age of 18 have now been offered a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine aside from those who cannot have it for clinical reasons, people over the age of 40 have been offered to bring their appointment forward from 12 weeks to eight.