MORE THAN four million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine have been delivered in Hampshire.

Last week health and care partners in Hampshire and Isle of Wight celebrated the continued success of the vaccination programme.

Over 4.2 million doses of the vaccine have been delivered in the county so far, with the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Integrated Care Board (ICB) area continually shown as one of the top-performing in the country in terms of uptake.

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In light of this achievement, health leaders are reminding people it’s not too late to grab a jab as cases rise.

Dr Matt Nisbet, GP and clinical lead for the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Covid-19 vaccination programme, said: “This is a huge achievement and while it is important, we take the time to celebrate, we know there is more to be done.

“I would urge anyone yet to receive the vaccine or a follow-up dose to find their nearest walk-in or bookable session and get jabbed.

“There has been a 33 per cent rise nationally over the last week in hospital admissions linked to Covid-19 and high levels of demand across all services, so please do what you can to protect yourself, those around you and the health services we all rely on.”

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Anyone eligible who has not yet taken up the offer of a first, second or booster dose is encouraged to do so to ensure they are as protected as possible from the virus.

The offer of a Covid-19 jab is not time-limited so anyone eligible can have the vaccine – even if they have previously declined and changed their mind.

You can contact the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Covid-19 helpline on 0300 561 0018 for help with booking an appointment or accessing information in languages other than English.

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