COVID-19 vaccine supplies to local general practices are set to increase substantially from next week, allowing more people to get protected.
GP clinics that have been receiving 50 doses of vaccine a week will see that figure triple. Clinics receiving 100 doses a week will now receive 200.
The increase will happen over the next three weeks as new supplies are delivered to more than 110 participating general practices on the North Coast. The change will increase the number of weekly doses offered by general practices to the community from 12,950 to 22,550.
The number of vaccine doses provided to local general practice respiratory clinics (GPRCs) will also increase by several thousand a week.
So far more than 40,000 people have received COVID-19 vaccinations across the region.
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