NHS teams at the region’s Lighthouse lab and COVID vaccination programme have passed the four million threshold for turning around fast test results and providing vaccinations.
Just six months after launching, the 600-strong lab team has processed four million tests, which have come in from the north east and beyond.
While the vaccinations team has provided four million jabs for people across the north east and north Cumbria, protecting them from the virus and ultimately saving lives.
The scale and logistics of the testing and vaccination achievements have required a huge effort from individuals and teams across multiple sites and specialisms.
The four million milestone for both programmes illustrates just how much work has been involved so far and provides a strong foundation for the next stage of managing the pandemic.
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