Thousands of people have been vaccinated since the NHS centre at Jacob’s Well, Bradford, opened its doors this week.

Staff from Bradford District and Craven Health and Care Partnership have delivered 177,285 vaccinations at the centre that is one of four opened across West Yorkshire in early 2021 to offer thousands of appointments at convenient city centre locations.

The others are at Navigation Walk, Wakefield; John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield; and Elland Road Stadium, Leeds, with an additional centre opened at Airedale General Hospital later in the year.

Karen Dawber, Senior Responsible Officer for the West Yorkshire Vaccination Programme paid tribute to the hard work of staff at the centres and said they had played a vital role in protecting people: “The large-scale vaccination centres have been instrumental in the vaccine rollout and getting people across the region vaccinated as quickly as possible. Thanks to the efforts of NHS staff and partners, thousands of people across West Yorkshire have been protected against COVID-19 and reduced their risk of dying or being admitted to hospital.

“Unfortunately, our lives continue to be dominated by this awful virus and I’d urge anyone who hasn’t had all or any of their jabs to come forward. Every vaccination makes a difference and you can book an appointment at a time and place to suit you, or visit one of the many walk-in clinics on offer.”

Anyone needing a vaccination can book an appointment at www.nhs.uk/covidvaccine or by calling 119. Details of local walk-in clinics are also available using the site finder on www.nhs.uk