Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid writes for the Standard.
ON DECEMBER 8, the world’s first Coronavirus jab was delivered safely into the arm of Margaret Keenan in Coventry.
In the following two months, this country has achieved an extraordinary feat, administering over 15million vaccines to our most vulnerable people.
In Bromsgrove District, we have achieved the national target and are now moving to vaccinating the over 65s. I would like to thank everyone involved in making this possible, including local GP surgeries and the staff at the Artrix on the frontline of this effort.
However, we must keep our foot to the floor. Though we have made progress, the level of infection remains high in Bromsgrove District.
Furthermore, across the country there are more people in hospital today than at the peak last April and admissions are running at 1,600-a-day.
We want this lockdown to be the last, so I urge eligible residents to get their vaccination and continue to do all you can to stop the spread of the virus.
There will undoubtedly be challenges ahead, but after what we have achieved together, we can go forward with greater confidence.
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