A LANDMARK has been reached in the battle locally against Covid-19.

The number of doses of the vaccine delivered in Bradford district and Craven has broken through the half million mark.

Across the UK, more than half of all adults have now been given a second dose.

Nancy O’Neill, for NHS Bradford District and Craven Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “Yet another incredible local NHS milestone has been reached as over 520,400 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine have now been given to people in this district.

“Reaching this milestone is no accident – it is down to months of hard work and the efforts of everyone in the NHS, our local authorities and voluntary and community organisations that have played a role in this and are helping to protect thousands of local people from serious illness and saving lives.

“I’d like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to everyone who has given-up their time to help make this happen – we couldn’t have done it without you.”

Mary Dodgson, 62, was among those who helped the district achieve its half million milestone when she got her first jab.

Mary, who is diabetic, overcame a fear of needles to get the vaccination because it was “the right thing to do”.

“My daughter and son had both had their first dose of the vaccine but I suffered a fall in March and badly broke my ankle so I haven’t been able to come and get my jab until now,” she said.

“The thought of getting Covid and becoming ill has made me come and get vaccinated – even though I hate needles!”

People who are eligible can book an appointment through the national booking service at nhs.uk.