MORE than 1.1 million Covid-19 jabs have been administered across Dorset to date.

A total of 1,100,807 doses of the coronavirus vaccine have been given out across Dorset, according to the latest NHS data.

This incredible county-wide feat would have been impossible without all of the medical staff and volunteers working tirelessly on the vaccine roll-out.

Figures released by NHS England show that a total of 534,255 vaccines have been administered across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

There have been 286,232 first doses given across BCP, with 248,023 residents also receiving their second jab.

In wider Dorset there have been 296,600 first doses given and 269,952 residents have received their second dose - a total of 566,552.

In their weekly statement, Public Health Dorset said: “COVID-19 case rates remain high across Dorset. We have seen a small decrease in the case rate for BCP Council since last week, but it remains significantly above the averages for the South West and England.

“Cases continue to be highest amongst the younger population in Dorset, many of whom are not yet fully vaccinated, but we are seeing cases across all age groups. Although restrictions have been lifted, high local case rates are a reminder that we are still living with COVID-19 and we all need to continue to consider the risks.

“Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself from becoming seriously ill, but there's still a chance you could catch or spread COVID-19 even if you're fully vaccinated.”

The total number of vaccinations administered in the New Forest is 267,465 - 139,852 first doses and 120,847 people have had a second jab.

There have been 73,68-,783 vaccines administered in England to date - 7,884,597 of them have been given to patients in the South West.