North Derbyshire was one of the first fifty areas in the whole country to start vaccinating in mid-December when the Royal Hospital began administering doses on the day it became available. Since then, thousands of staff and over 80s attending the hospital have been vaccinated.
A few days later, North East Derbyshire became the first place in the county to start with a GP vaccinating service when 101-year old Robert Stopford-Taylor got his vaccination at the Stubley Medical Practice.
With the second vaccine now here, a third site is being opened in Clay Cross right now and two more sites will also come online in North Derbyshire next week before a further large-scale ramp up. The race is truly on to vaccinate as many people as possible and your GP will contact you when they reach you in the list.
Nationally, over one million vaccines have been delivered in just the last few weeks alone and the volume is increasing every day as more sites come online. You can find out more about the vaccine here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/ .