The rollout of the Covid-19 vaccination programme has reached a significant milestone in Haringey after 100,000 people received their first jab.

Latest figures from the NHS show 100,600 people across the borough have now had their first dose of the vaccine, and 40,220 people have now had both doses.

With the vaccination programme continuing to be rolled out at pace, the NHS is on track to offer all UK adults their first jab by the end of July. Everyone aged 40 years old and over is currently being invited to book their vaccine appointment.

In Haringey, the vaccine programme is being administered by the Federation of GPs in partnership with the NHS and other health bodies supported by Haringey Council.

Dr Will Maimaris, director of public health at Haringey Council, said: "We are delighted to reach this significant milestone in the delivery of our vaccine programme in Haringey. It is really important that, as the economy opens up, and we look forward to getting back to a more normal life, everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated, does so.

"We know that coronavirus has affected many people in the borough, with residents in our Black and Minority Ethnic communities having been more severely impacted. This is why we will continue our efforts to reach all groups to achieve equity of vaccine take-up right across Haringey."

Covid vaccinations have surpassed 100,000 in Haringey. Credit: Haringey Council

Covid vaccinations have surpassed 100,000 in Haringey. Credit: Haringey Council

The vaccination programme is proving to be the UK’s best defence against the virus with recent research released by Public Health England showing that the vaccine is effective in both preventing cases of Covid and reducing the severity of the virus in those who have been vaccinated.

The research reports that four weeks after having a single dose of either vaccine, a risk of someone becoming ill with Covid is around 60 per cent lower, while a single dose of either vaccine reduces a person's chances chances of being hospitalised with Covid by 80 per cent.

The research also shows the vaccine cuts a person's chance of passing the virus on to people they live with by up to 50 per cent, even if they catch Covid more than three weeks after being vaccinated.

Anyone eligible for the vaccine but not yet been invited by the NHS to take it, can book an appointment by visiting Book a coronavirus vaccination at or calling 119 for free.

Meanwhile, Haringey's latest weekly Covid rate (seven days to May 6) is 16 cases per 100,000 population - which is 43 cases. This is up from a rate of 15.3 a week earlier.

The latest weekly rate is the 16th highest of London's 32 boroughs.