THE number of vaccinations given to people in England has passed the 17 million mark, with 2.6 million taking place in the North East and Yorkshire.

A total of 17,254,844 Covid-19 vaccinations took place in England between December 8 and February 26, according to provisional NHS England data, including first and second doses, which is a rise of 469,003 on the previous day’s figures.

Of this number, 16,679,881 were the first dose of a vaccine, a rise of 452,777 on the previous day, while 574,963 were a second dose, an increase of 16,226.

NHS England data shows a total of 2,689,482 jabs were given to people in North East and Yorkshire between December 8 and February 26, including 2,594,328 first and 95,154 second doses.

In comparison, a total of 2,061,215 jabs were given to people in London, including 1,984,318 first doses and 76,897 second doses.

While in the Midlands, the number of vaccinations given has passed the three million mark. A total of 3,235,063 first doses and 89,483 second doses were given to people in the Midlands, a total of 3,324,546.

The breakdown for the other regions is:

East of England – 1,978,029 first doses and 72,509 second doses, making 2,050,538 in total
North West – 2,184,421 first and 74,901 second doses (2,259,322)
South East – 2,700,998 first and 97,830 second doses (2,798,828)
South West – 1,919,098 first and 67,714 second doses (1,986,812)