The Herefordshire and Worcestershire CCG has been ranked as the second-best performing system in the country for delivering booster vaccinations.

According to the latest statistics, 81% of all age groups have received their booster jab across the two counties.

The 70-74-year-olds and 75-79-year-olds demographics are the highest across the two counties, with 97 per cent of people receiving their booster jabs respectively.

The lowest age group demographic across the two counties have been revealed as the 18-24-year-olds, who currently register a total of 48 per cent.

In a tweet posted yesterday by NHS accountable manager for Herefordshire, Simon Trickett praised "the brilliant team effort" from everyone involved.

He said: Data published by HSJ news today confirming Herefordshire and Worcestershire the second best performing system in the country for delivering booster vaccinations. A great effort and only possible because of the brilliant team effort from partners and our amazing staff."

Patient quality manager at Worcester City PCN, David McDowell, said: "It's fantastic to see these numbers, which are a testament to the hard work of our teams and colleagues elsewhere in Herefordshire and Worcestershire, as well as here in Worcester city.

"Every single person who's come forward to get boosted has made a difference in protecting our community, and we'd encourage anyone yet to do so to come forward - all are welcome at our vaccination centres, whether that's for first doses, second doses, or boosters."

Neighbouring county Gloucestershire sits in the number one position, with 83% of all age groups receiving their booster.

The lowest system on the list is the East London Health and Care partnership, with a total of just 56% of the population receiving the booster jab.

This week patients in Worcester can get their vaccines at Worcester Racecourse, Heart of Worcestershire College and St Peter's Baptist Church.

The Worcester City Primary Care Network is also trialling a new "Community Vaccinator" programme over the coming weeks, where there will be one vaccinator and an administrator available to attend to patients on a drop-in basis.

Residents of Ronkswood aged 16 and over can visit the pilot event at the Community Hub tomorrow and Friday from 9-4 to get their first, second or booster Pfizer vaccine.