DORSET residents have been urged to get vaccinated with one health boss calling for people ‘just get it done’.

The booster programme continues and Dorset CCG have encouraged everyone to get jabbed as soon as they’re eligible.

As well as booster jabs, people are also being encouraged to come forward for their first and second doses of the vaccine.

Across the county 475,253 booster jabs have been given to eligible people – with 215,007 boosters given in December, compared with 133,789 boosters in November.

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This means 83 per cent of those eligible in Dorset to get their booster have had their jab.

An increase of sites and hours was introduced as the booster programme was rolled out across Dorset.

The demand and need for these sites will continue to be reviewed and adjusted on an individual clinic-by-clinic basis and in line with national guidance.

Dr Andy Rutland, local GP and clinical lead for the Dorset COVID-19 vaccine programme, said: “83 per cent of those eligible in Dorset to get their booster have had their jab.

“We’d like to thank all of our hard working vaccine teams who have worked tirelessly to make this happen over the last year, as well as in the recent weeks over Christmas and New Year – we have now given more than 1.6 million jabs in Dorset since we started the programme.

“We are also reminding people to get your first, second or booster dose of the jab – there’s still time if you haven’t had these yet, or you have changed your mind. Just get it done.”

There are walk-ins and booked appointments available across Dorset which can be viewed on the CCG website.