Nearly 60% in Northumberland have had second virus jab

Almost 60% of people in Northumberland have now received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, figures reveal.

Friday, 11th June 2021, 10:37 am
Updated Saturday, 12th June 2021, 10:05 am
A Covid-19 jab
A Covid-19 jab

NHS data shows 159,685 people had received both jabs by June 6 – 59% of over 16s.

Of those, 152,692 were over 30 – 67% of the age group – and 6,993 people aged between 16 to 29 have also received both doses.

Nationally, more than half of people aged 16 and over have received their second vaccine dose.

In Northumberland 83% of over 16s have had one jab.

The NHS data also reveals an area by area variation in coverage for people in Northumberland who have received at least one dose.

The areas with the highest coverage are Longhorsley, Hepscott and Capheaton, with 97.8% of people aged 16 and over given their first dose.

This is followed by Morpeth South and West with 92.6% and Amble, Shilbottle and Swarland on 91.2%.

The areas with the lowest coverage are Ashington Hirst (70.2%), Blyth Cowpen (72.2%) and Seaton Delaval and Seghill (73.7%).

In England, 23.6 million people had received a second dose of the jab by June 6 – 52% of over 16s – and 33.6 million had received at least one dose.

Despite the success of the rollout, some staff at care homes in the area have not been vaccinated.

The figures show 2,952 out of 3,342 eligible staff, including agency workers, had received a first dose by June 6 – meaning 12% have not had a jab.

The Government is currently in consultation over plans to make the jab mandatory for staff over concerns for residents.