Ben Everitt MP has welcomed the news 96% of people aged 40 or over in Milton Keynes have now received at least their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
This means at least 142,655 people across Milton Keynes now have protection against the virus - 6,457 more than this time last week as the Government continues to stay on track for its target of vaccinating all adults by the end of July.
In total 16,458 vaccines were administered in MK in the week up until 23rd May, which represents another week-on-week increase after 13,563 over the period covering 10th-16th May 2021 and 10,986 in the seven day period before that.
The recent focus on second doses means 98% of over 70s have now received both jabs, including 89% of over 60s and 75% of over 50s.
More than 71% of adults across Milton Keynes have now received at least one dose of the vaccine.
Ben Everitt, the MP for Milton Keynes North, said: "Another week-on-week rise in the number of vaccinations in Milton Keynes is brilliant news and I was delighted to see 'Super Sunday' was so successful in getting many more people jabbed in the city.
"We know getting both jabs is absolutely vital in making sure you're fully protected against COVID so please make sure you go for your second appointment when the time comes.
"And this week we've been able to open up vaccinations to anybody over 30 so when it's your turn, get the jab."