Orpington NHS, vaccine and coronavirus update
Published on the 19th February 2021
I've received new figures for the vaccine rollout across the London Borough of Bromley, including Orpington, from the NHS South East London CCG.
As of the 18th February, the following percentage of each priority group in the borough has received their first vaccine dose:
80 years and over - 91.61%
75 - 79 years old - 90.95%
70 - 74 years old - 90.95%
Clinically extremely vulnerable - 85.33%
65 - 69 years old - 75.27%
The NHS has offered everyone in the top four priority groups a vaccine. It is now contacting the next five priority groups, starting with the over-65s.
If you are over 65 years old, clinically extremely vulnerable or a health and social care worker, you can book a vaccination appointment.
I am pleased to report that the London Borough of Bromley's infection rate has dropped to 85.5 cases per 100,000 people, its lowest rate since mid-October last year.
Lockdown has helped ease the pressure on the National Health Service. Our local NHS Trust has also seen the number of patients in hospital with coronavirus almost halve since the January peak.
By staying at home, we are getting coronavirus under control and saving lives. And by May, the NHS will have vaccinated the over-50s and at-risk groups. We're making excellent progress, and soon we can begin to unlock the country.
Thank you for following the rules, and thank you to everyone involved in the vaccine rollout locally.