Covid-19 vaccinations underway in South Yorkshire
HISTORY has been made today - people are finally starting to receive a Covid-19 vaccination.
After almost a year of waiting, the first Covid-19 Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine has been approved for use and roll-out has officially got underway in South Yorkshire.
The UK has become the first country in the world to have a clinically approved vaccine for supply.
Last week, the government announced that 50 selected hospitals across the country would receive delivery of the new Covid-19 vaccine - and in South Yorkshire, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals became the lucky recipient.
It has been reported today that a 64-year-old NHS worker from The Royal Hallamshire, currently undergoing cancer treatment, was among the first batch of people to receive a Covid-19 vaccine earlier this morning at the new vaccination centre, which has been set up at Northern General Hospital.
The Advertiser has contacted Sheffield Teaching Hospitals for comment.
It is not yet clear when Covid-19 vaccinations will start in Rotherham, but a spokesperson from the Rotherham NHS Clincal Commissioning Group (CCG) said it could happen in the coming weeks.