Greater Manchester has made it to 6m Covid-19 vaccinations.

The region's Covid-19 vaccination programme is celebrating this week, with the combined total of first, second, booster and spring booster doses given in the city-region hitting the milestone.

Across GP-led venues, pharmacies, hospital hubs and the Greater Manchester Vaccination Centre, vaccinators have met the impressive tally over the past 19 months; 2,185,960 first vaccines, 2,046,818 second vaccines, 1,559,214 booster vaccines and 209,146 spring booster vaccines.

And while the majority of adults in Greater Manchester are fully vaccinated, clinics still have plenty of takers for boosters.

Not only has the vaccination programme hit 6m, plans are underway for an autumn Covid-19 vaccination programme for eligible people with GPs and pharmacies stepping in to deliver millions more jabs.

Jane Pilkington, director of population health at NHS Greater Manchester Integrated Care, said: “We’re delighted to have hit the 6million vaccinations mark in Greater Manchester and this is testament to an incredible and sustained effort from an army of staff and volunteers.

“Even after 19 months, we have hundreds of people booking or walking into our vaccine clinics every day; some might be getting their first ever dose, we’ve got people coming in for spring boosters and we’ve got lots of families turning up together to get everyone up to date with their doses.

“With Covid-19 rates high at the moment, people are keen to get themselves and their families protected as much as possible. We want to remind people that if they or any family member is due a Covid-19 vaccine, there will be a clinic nearby ready to give the jab.”