MP Robbie Moore has welcomed news that 59,007 people across his Keighley and Ilkley constituency have now received their first Covid-19 vaccination.

More than 75 per cent of adults across the UK have received their first dose, while over half of all adults have now received their second dose. With everyone aged 25 or over being offered a vaccine, the Government remains on track to meet its target of offering every adult a vaccine by the end of July.

97,958 vaccines have been administered to residents across Keighley and Ilkley to date, including 38,951 who are now fully vaccinated with both injections.

To give those most at risk the greatest protection possible, the Government is accelerating the delivery of second doses by reducing the period between the two courses from twelve weeks to eight and will launch a booster programme in the autumn - backed by 60 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine.

Robbie Moore said: “Thanks to the continued success of our vaccine programme, and the efforts of people across Keighley and Ilkley and around the country, we are making huge progress in emerging from this pandemic. The NHS, Government and partner organisations have done a fantastic job in rolling out the vaccine both locally and nationally. My thanks go out to all who have taken part.

“Vaccines remain our best defence against the virus, and the case for getting vaccinated has never been clearer, which is why I am encouraging everyone when they get invited forward, to get the jab.”