Since the start of the vaccination roll-out, more than 2.6 million vaccines have been administered in the Black Country and West Birmingham.

More than 980,000 people have now received at least one dose of the vaccine, with almost 690,000 taking up at least three doses.

The spring booster programme is also continuing at pace, with almost 47,000 eligible people vaccinated since March. Those eligible for a spring booster include care home residents, people who are 75 and over and those aged 12 and over who have a weakened immune system.

Nearly 4,500 5-11-year-olds have come forward for their COVID-19 vaccine, with hundreds of children visiting vaccination sites across the area over the Easter break.

Sally Roberts, Chief Nursing Officer for NHS Black Country and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “To reach 2.6 million doses is an incredible achievement so a big thank you to everyone who has come forward for a vaccine so far.

“We’re incredibly proud of all of our fantastic staff and volunteers across the NHS and beyond who have worked together and continue to play a crucial role in the vaccination roll out.

“It’s also fantastic to see so many people come forward for their spring booster jab since the roll out began in March. Having a spring booster helps those who are most vulnerable against COVID-19 maintain a high level of protection, so if you’re eligible please book an appointment now.

“As we learn to live with the virus it remains vital that we all get protected, so if you’ve not had your first, second or booster vaccination yet, it’s not too late. The offer of a vaccine is evergreen, whichever dose you are due.”

Appointments can also be booked online via the National Booking System or by calling 119.

Walk-in appointments are also available in selected locations, and you can find out if your local site is participating by visiting the NHS online walk-in finder.