More than a quarter of the Burnley population have now received first vaccination dose

Burnley MP Antony Higginbotham has commended the efforts of all those who are participating in the biggest vaccination programme in British history.

Monday, 1st March 2021, 12:30 pm

New figures released show that 25,783 people in Burnley and Padiham have now received their first dose, which accounts for 29% of the population.

With the programme averaging more than 2.5 million doses a week, the Prime Minister is aiming to have offered every adult a vaccine by the end of July.

Everybody in the top four priority groups have now been offered a vaccine, as invites are now going out those in priority groups 5 to 9.

Burnley MP Antony Higginbotham has thanked everybody for their efforts
Burnley MP Antony Higginbotham has thanked everybody for their efforts

The latest figures now show that two thirds of those aged 65 to 69 have also now been vaccinated.

Mr Higginbotham has also welcomed the Prime Minister’s roadmap to take cautious and irreversible steps out of lockdown, which will be guided by the data and not dates.

“The NHS vaccination programme, the biggest in our country’s history, has been a fantastic success story and showcases the very best of collaboration across the entire United Kingdom.

"I would like to thank everyone involved in this enormous effort, without whom, this would not be possible.

“It’s great to see that so many people in Burnley and Padiham have received the vaccine as we lead the world in our fight back against coronavirus.

“We are defeating this virus by the hundreds of thousands of jabs going into people’s arms every day, giving us hope as we look to a route back to normality."