Thanks to the tireless work of NHS clinicians, administration staff and volunteers, the three millionth dose of the Covid-19 vaccination has been given in Kent and Medway.
NHS Kent and Medway Clinical Commissioning Group’s Chief Nurse Paula Wilkins said: “It’s a fantastic achievement and wouldn’t have been possible without all those involved, so thank you for everything you have done and continue to do.’’
The Covid-19 vaccination programme has been the largest in NHS history and its successes to date has only been achieved through the determination and passion people have for keeping their patients safe.
The vaccination programme has seen providers from across Kent and Medway working together to vaccinate as many people as possible.
A special thank you goes to our primary care networks (PCNs) which, while still providing their invaluable GP services, have also administered more than 1.8million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine.
The three million (3,059,275) vaccinations include first, second and booster doses, administered since the start of the programme in December 2020.
- 1.4million first doses
- 1.2million second doses
- 400,000 booster doses
Paula said: “We’re so grateful to everyone who has been involved in the vaccination programme. Without the hundreds of volunteers and thousands of NHS workers who stepped forward to help make sure our most vulnerable residents had access to the vaccine, we would not be in the position we are today, but there is still more to do.
“The programme continues to grow and the roll out of vaccines is our main weapon in making sure we keep our family and friends safe during the winter – a period when the NHS traditionally experiences significantly higher levels of demand on its services.
“I encourage anyone who is yet to have their first, second or booster vaccine to book their appointment as soon as possible via the national booking system or by phoning 119.”