NEARLY 100,000 people in Herefordshire have had one dose of the coronavirus vaccine as the rollout continues.

In the week to March 21, the most recent figures from NHS England, more than 10,000 people in Herefordshire were given a dose of either the Pfizer/BioNTech or Oxford/AstraZeneca jabs, the highest number in a week so far.

It means 96,660 people had had one dose of the vaccine by Sunday, up by 10,042 from the week before.

Comparing the figures to 2019 estimated population figures from the Office for National Statistics, it means half of Herefordshire’s 192,801 people have had at least one dose.


Jabs have been given at five centres run by GPs in Hereford, Leominster, Ledbury and Ross-on-Wye, as well as at mass vaccination sites at Hereford’s Elgar House and at the Three Counties Showground in Malvern.

By the end of March, all over-50s will have been given one dose, the NHS says, before a focus on second doses in April due to a dip in vaccine supply nationally.


The NHS confirmed to the Hereford Times on Thursday that no vaccine centres will close in April.

The latest figures show that more than 90 per cent of the estimated over-60 population in Herefordshire has had at least one dose, with 80 per cent of 55 to 59-year-olds and 69 per cent of 50 to 54-year-olds.