DON’T forget to have your second Covid-19 vaccination.

That’s the message from Bradford district and Craven NHS chiefs, who say people need two doses for maximum protection.

The second vaccination should be 11 to 12 weeks after the first.

So far, more than 32,250 people across the district who were in the first priority groups have received both doses.

Those who were given a first jab through their GP surgery will be contacted by their practice when it’s time for the second.

And anyone who used the NHS national booking service will have already booked their second appointment.

Nancy O’Neill, for NHS Bradford District and Craven Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “Whilst the first dose of the vaccine offers a good level of protection against the disease, evidence from the clinical trials clearly showed that people build-up better protection against Covid-19 symptoms when the vaccine is given in two smaller doses, with an interval between them.

“Having your second dose will ensure you get the maximum level of protection against this awful disease. Please make sure you attend when your practice contacts you or keep your appointment if you already have one. If you have booked your appointment through the national booking service but need to change it you can easily do this online or call 119.”