PEOPLE are being urged to get their Covid-19 vaccine as soon as possible, with a Bradford soldier the latest to urge people to get jabbed.

Adam Brian's story has been shared by Act As One Bradford District and Craven, in which he tells how his health has been affected by catching Covid-19.

Mr Brian, from Clayton, is a member of the armed forces and has fallen ill from Covid-19 twice, and has now had his vaccine to protect against serious illness from the virus in future.

The 34-year-old said: “I fell ill with Covid the second time while I was in Wales training for the Army.

"I don’t want it to happen again. I’m now on the mend but I’m still struggling with my fitness.”

Mr Brian's story is being shared to further motivate people to get the Covid-19 vaccine, with numerous walk-in clinics being held this weekend across the district.

More than one in four people in Bradford still haven't had their first Covid-19 vaccine dose; the first dose figure in Bradford has now fallen behind the national figure for full vaccinations.

Currently the vaccination figures in Bradford continue to trail behind the national average, with 72.6 per cent of the population now having had their first jab and 59.9 per cent fully vaccinated.

Nationally the figure is 88.7 per cent for the first jab and on 73.5 per cent for the second jab, which lays bare the mountain Bradford has to climb to catch up with the vaccine rollout.

The locations of walk-in vaccine centres can be found on the Bradford District & Craven CCG website.