NEARLY a quarter of a million people in East Lancashire have received at least their first dose of a coronavirus vaccination according to latest figures.

NHS England have posted the statistics for each constituency in the country.

Ribble Valley has seen the most vaccinations with 48,605 jabs given closely followed by Rossendale and Darwen with 41,668.

Blackburn had the next highest figure with 37,535, then Hyndburn 35,881, Pendle 33,810 and finally Burnley with 33,417 which took the total to 230,916 until March 25.

Dr Amanda Doyle OBE, Chief Officer for Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System, said: "We've had an amazing response to our COVID-19 vaccination programme across Lancashire and South Cumbria with more than 770,000 first doses given so far.

"I want to thank all the dedicated staff and volunteers who've worked really hard over the past few months to make sure we're protecting as many people as possible against coronavirus.

"Anybody aged 50 or over can book themselves in for a first dose before March 29th online using the national booking system.

"People aged 18 and over, who are clinically vulnerable, should also book themselves in for a jab this month. GPs will continue contacting eligible patients and vaccinating them throughout April with a first dose."

Blackburn has had the highest number of vaccinations for people aged under 50 with 10,808 getting the jab.

Nationally, the statistics showed that 23,714624 had the injection.