Number of Doncaster coronavirus vaccines reaches 120,000 as mayor pledges jabs for all
The number of people in Doncaster who have received their coronavirus vaccine has now passed 120,000, Mayor Ros Jones has said.
It means more than a third of the town’s population has now had some form of innoculation against Covid-19.
And Mayor Jones, who has been chosen to stand as Labour’s candidate for the third time in the upcoming mayoral election, has called for everyone in Doncaster to take up the offer of a jab.
She said: “We are at the start of our recovery from Coronavirus. So, lets vaccinate Doncaster, keep this virus at bay and build a stronger, safer, cleaner, greener Doncaster. together.”
She added: “This virus has cost Doncaster people dear. We have lost loved ones, missed births, weddings and funerals, and many of our shops, pubs and hospitality businesses have been hit hard. Now we must restart our recovery together. That’s why we must vaccinate, restart, and get Doncaster moving.”
She wants every adult in Doncaster to be offered a jab by the end of July.
Since the start of the pandemic, more than 820 people in Doncaster have died from coronavirus, while more than 22,000 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in the town.
More than 3,000 people have been treated in Doncaster’s hopsitals during the pandemic, with more than 2,000 successfully allowed home after treatment.
There are currently 34 people in the area’s hospitals receiving coronavirus treatment, a slight increase on the previous week.
Yesterday, Dr Rupert Suckling, the town’s director of public health urged people to follow restrictions after a rise in Doncaster’s infection rate.