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23rd February 2021, 12:06

Over 30,000 vaccine doses administered in six weeks since programme began

Over 30,000 doses of Pfizer BioNTech vaccine have been administered locally since the programme first began six weeks ago.

As of Sunday, 17,826 people received their first dose, with 12,606 now having had their second shot, and are therefore fully vaccinated.

A further supply is expected this week.

This coming week will see an increase in the average number of vaccines being given per day with both vaccination units operating at maximum capacity.

In a statement, the Government said another supply of 12,870 doses is expected to arrive in Gibraltar on Wednesday.

This, it says, will mean the increased rate of vaccinations will continue, with most over 50's now having had their jab, or an appointment made for this week.

The GHA is inviting any local resident in this age group or over, who has not yet been contacted and would like a vaccine, to register as soon as possible online via gha.gi or by calling 200 66966.

The Government says the vaccination strategy continues to work down through the age groups, with no further key worker groups being prioritised.

Minister for Health Samantha Sacramento paid tribute to all those involved in the GHA's Covid-19 vaccination programme adding, the 30,000 doses delivered so far equates to over 50% of the population.