TRIBUTE has been paid to those at the frontline of the Covid vaccination programme after it was revealed that about a quarter of adults in West Yorkshire have now received their first jab.

Latest figures show that 531,052 people in the region have so far been vaccinated.

Dr Phil Wood, who is in charge of the vaccination programme, said it was “a remarkable achievement”.

He praises GPs, pharmacists and NHS staff for their efforts.

“We have been working round the clock to get people in West Yorkshire vaccinated as quickly as possible and the success of this is clear when you see how many people we have managed to vaccinate in just ten weeks,” said Dr Wood.

“This really is a remarkable achievement, particularly when NHS colleagues have also been dealing with such high levels of Covid-19 patients requiring hospital care. We are also very grateful to our partners in the local authorities and voluntary sector who have been supporting the vaccination programme.”