MORE than nine out of ten staff at care homes in Lancashire have now had both coronavirus jabs.

The county council's adult services boss Cllr Graham Gooch revealed that take up for both vaccination doses in 152 locations was now 95 per cent.

The missing five per cent is to accommodate medically exempt staff.

By late Autumn, anyone working in a care home in England must have two vaccine doses unless medically exempt.

A recent survey undertaken by Lancashire County Council found that in 152 settings, staff uptake for both jabs was 95 per cent or above.

In recognition of this achievement, 99 care settings have received a certificate from the County Council, with 53 set to receive them shortly.

One care setting that has received the platinum certificate after achieving a 100 per cent uptake among staff is Berkeley Village and Cuerden Grange in Bamber Bridge.

Sam Dooney, its registered manager, said. "We now have all staff on site vaccinated which is wonderful and has helped to make people living in our homes and other staff safer. It is great to have this success recognised."

Cllr Gooch said: "Care staff have been incredible throughout the pandemic. It is wonderful to see that so many are now fully vaccinated, and it is only right that we recognise this achievement."