NHS jabs 27 people a second on ‘Super Saturday’ as local GPs encourage eligible patients to come forward for vaccination this week

  • 23 March 2021

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NHS staff delivered almost 100,000 Covid-19 vaccinations in a single hour on 20 March as ‘Super Saturday’ took the vaccine programme to new heights.

A record 756,873 jabs were recorded across England, including 686,424 first doses to cap a bumper week. Nurses, doctors, pharmacists and countless others delivered 96,834 vaccinations between 11am and 12pm on Saturday, an average of 1,614 a minute or around 27 a second.

One group of GP surgeries in Kingswood, known as 4PCN, vaccinated 1,909 people in a day across four sites in Bristol.

Dr Neil Kerfoot, GP at Kingswood Health Centre and Clinical Director at 4PCN said:

The incredible hard work of our vaccination teams has been on full display over the weekend.

We have a strong supply of vaccine for the coming week, so if you are aged over 50 or eligible for vaccination due to an underlying health condition, don’t delay. Now is a great time to book your Covid-19 jab – it’s quick and efficient, safe and effective, and painless.

If you are over 50 or have an underlying health condition that means you are eligible for vaccination, please contact your GP surgery to book your appointment.

Since the NHS vaccination programme, the biggest in the health service’s history, kicked off little over 100 days ago, 371,303 doses have been delivered providing protection to 348,491 people in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

Doctors, nurses and countless other staff, supported by volunteers and others, are delivering the life-saving jab at a range of sites across our area from GP surgeries, community centres and mosques to sports stadiums and schools.

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