More than 52,000 people in Spalding, Holbeach, Long Sutton, Crowland, Donington, Bourne and Market Deeping have had Covid-19 vaccination
More than 52,000 people in South Holland have now received at least one Covid-19 vaccination.
Latest Government statistics show that a total of 52,003 people in the district have received at least one vaccination but the figure is more like 60,000 since those figures were released.
This news comes as it was revealed earlier this week that Lincolnshire has the third highest vaccination rate in the country.
Among those helping to deliver this fantastic result are the staff from 12 practices across South Holland, Bourne and Market Deeping, who are providing vaccinations at their surgeries and at Springfields Events and Conference Centre.
Allied Health South Lincolnshire has helped to organised the local effort and earlier this week praised the team at Munro Medical Centre.
A Facebook post stated: “Great job Team Munro, we have now passed 59,000 vaccines delivered across our group of 12 practices, and in the next few days will pass 60,000.”
According to latest Government data, which goes up to April 22, 6,131 people who are aged over 80 have received at least one jab.
The highest number of people to be vaccinated are those in the 55-59 age bracket with 6.495 vaccinations delivered.
Dorset and Somerset top the table currently for the number of vaccinations given out.
Assistant director for public health at Lincolnshire County Council Andy Fox is delighted with the news that the county’s vaccination programme is third.
He said: ““I’m really pleased with the roll-out of vaccinations in Lincolnshire.
“The team who’ve been organising it, the NHS, the GPs, and the staff working the vaccination centres and indeed the volunteers have all done an absolutely amazing job.
“People have exceeded expectations and have really shown how much people are willing to pull together to help each other to save lives, so honestly it’s been one of the best success stories of recent years.”
South Holland’s infection rates are dropping. Up to 30 positive tests were recorded between April 22 to 28, which places the district’s rate at 29.5 per 100,000. We are just above the national rate, which is 25.3 per 100,000.
lOther good news for the area is that visiting restrictions at Boston Pilgrim Hospital and Lincoln County Hospital are also being eased.
United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust has announced that restrictions will be lifted from from Monday, May 3.
Visitors will book a slot in advance. Only one visitor per patient per day, and one visitor will be allowed per ward bay at any one time.
Director of Nursing Dr Karen Dunderdale said: “We are so pleased to welcome visitors back onto our wards, as we recognise the importance of our patients being able to see their loved ones during their stay.”