The light at the end of the tunnel with the Coronavirus pandemic seems to be the vaccines being produced and speedily administered to the groups currently selected by the Government.
The number of people in the UK who have had their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine stands at over 33 million, as of the 21st of April.
The number of second doses being given out has risen to over 11 million.
The groups that are currently eligible to receive their first jab include frontline health and social care staff, elderly care home residents and clinically extremely vulnerable people.
The most recent group to have been invited to receive their vaccination is people over 40-years-old.
Tricia Devlin, who is in the clinically extremely vulnerable category, described receiving her Covid-19 jab as a positive experience.
There are over 1700 vaccination sites across the UK available for use.
Cornwell’s Chemists has sites throughout Staffordshire and have been turning them into vaccination sites in order to help get as many people vaccinated as possible.
Julian Mitchell, the director of Cornwell’s Chemists, says that chemists have been extremely helpful during the pandemic.
Julian says pharmacies have capacity for much more vaccines than they are being given and due to the speed and ease that they are distributing the vaccine could vaccinate more people if given the opportunity.
“We’re averaging nine minutes from front door to back door.”
Julian Mitchell, Cornwell’s Chemists
The road map that Boris Johnson has proposed to ease England out of lockdown aims that everyone aged 18 and over will have received their first dose of the vaccine by the end of July 2021.
People are being urged to go and receive their vaccine once invited and to get regularly tested to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.