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MP praises local NHS after South Cumbria administers 4th highest percentage of vaccinations in the country

January 22, 2021 11:31 AM

Local MP Tim Farron has praised the work of after it was revealed that the South Cumbria and Lancashire region has administered the fourth highest percentage of COVID-19 vaccines to people aged 80 and over in the country.

New figures from NHS England show that as of January 17th, 75.7% of people in South Cumbria and Lancashire aged 80 and over had received their first dose of the vaccine, totalling to 70,027 people.

Out of the 42 sub-regions in England, South Cumbria and Lancashire had administered the fourth highest percentage of vaccines, closely followed by the North Cumbria and North East region in fifth where 114,117 people have been given their first dose which is 70.8% of those aged 80 and over.

Tim said: "I'm absolutely delighted to see our area making such brilliant progress in rolling out the vaccine.

"From GPs to nurses, from pharmacists to volunteers, I want to say a massive thank you to everyone who is working their absolute socks off in this Herculean effort to get people vaccinated.

"The speedy delivery of the vaccine will save lives and ultimately end this pandemic so we can protect livelihoods and restore liberties."