DORSET still  has 'a way to go' in its vaccination programme, despite hitting the one million milestone. 

A total of 1,005,639 coronavirus vaccines have now been administered across Dorset, according to the latest figures. 

Figures released by NHS England show that a total of 483,094 vaccines have been given across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, by Monday, June 28. 

There have been 268,679 first doses given across BCP, with 214,415 residents also receiving their second jab.

In wider Dorset there have been 285,164 first doses given and 237,381 residents have received their second dose - a total of 522,545.

READ MORE: Pop up Covid clinic: Younger people queue up to get vaccines

Of people aged 80 and over in the county, 57,947 people have had their first dose and 55,887 people have had both doses.

Clinical lead for the Dorset COVID-19 vaccination programme Dr Andy Rutland said: “We are absolutely delighted that we have reached the milestone of one million doses in Dorset and it is something that could not have happened without the dedication and efforts of everyone involved in the programme.

“There is still a way to go and it is not too late to get your first vaccination so we are encouraging everyone who has not yet booked an appointment to do so via the National Booking System as getting the jab is by far the best way you can protect yourself and help the return to normal.”

A little further afield in the New Forest, 134,724 first doses have been given and 109,459 second doses - a total of 244,183.

There have been 6,982,418 doses given in the South West and 64,904,433 across the whole of England.