SHROPSHIRE Council has confirmed thousands of residents across Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin have been vaccinated against Covid-19 since December.

More than 11,000 people have now been vaccinated across the region, with millions of doses of vaccines distributed across the country.

A vaccination centre opened at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital (RJAH) earlier in January and has played a big part in vaccinating Shropshire residents since.

Further local vaccination hubs are set to open before the end of the month.

The council also confirmed it is an aim to ensure the vaccine reaches care homes across the county before the end of January.

NHS teams, supported by the council, have been working hard over the last month to deliver the vaccine in hospital hubs.

They are also working to deliver the vaccine at local GP-led services and care homes, at the same time as providing care to all those who need it and the rising number of Covid-19 cases.

Any residents eligible for vaccination in the first stage of its delivery will receive an invitation to receive their jab.