MORE than 20,000 vaccines were delivered at the six GP-led sites in Basingstoke over six days before Christmas.

The statistics were revealed by Dr Tim Cooper, clinical director at Basingstoke's vaccination centre at Jameson House, and relates to the six 'surge' days before Christmas.

Over that time, 22,000 vaccines were given at the six sites. The team has also delivered 89,000 booster doses since the programme started in September.

Last week, the Hampshire Court Hotel reopened to help boost capacity in Basingstoke, whilst walk-in centres were set up at Gillies Health Centre in Brighton Hill and at Hook Community Centre.

Not included in those figures is Basingstoke hospital's vaccination clinic, which also opened just before Christmas. It is run by Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The latest data released by the government shows that as of Boxing Day, 89,003 people in Basingstoke and Deane have received a booster dose - which is 53.5 per cent of people over the age of 12.

80.3 per cent of borough residents over that age have had two doses, whilst 86.4 per cent have had a single dose.