Watford's mayor is fully vaccinated against coronavirus after he received his second jab.

Peter Taylor tweeted a photo of him in Watford on Saturday along with the caption 'So grateful to all the staff and volunteers at @WatfordCouncil Town Hall vaccination centre. #FullyVaccinated #secondjab'.

The mayor received his first jab 12 weeks ago after he began volunteering at the vaccination centre.

Mr Taylor told the Observer he has had no side effects from the second dose and praised staff at the centre for being so "efficient".

He has also urged residents in Watford to take up the offer of a vaccine.

He said: "I think it's really important that everyone takes the opportunity to get vaccinated when they can. The second jab is absolutely critical to be safe and to protect ourselves.

"The more people are vaccinated, the better."

Figures NHS published by the mayor show as of May 13, around 68 per cent of adults in Watford have had their first Covid jab.

Nearly 50,000 people in Watford have had their first dose, and of those, just under 22,000 have had two doses.

Mr Taylor added: "We are still seeing different take-ups of the vaccine in different groups and we are doing lots of work to reassure people that the vaccine is safe.

"On Saturday, we had a pop-up vaccination centre at Wellspring Church and those running it said it went really well and hundreds of people got a vaccination from all walks of life."

Last night, Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced people aged 36 and 37 are to be offered the coronavirus vaccine from this week.