A third of of people in Bassetlaw fully vaccinated against Covid-19

A third of people aged 45 and over in Bassetlaw have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, figures reveal.

Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 8:34 am

NHS data shows 31,996 people had received both jabs by April 25 – 33 per cent of those aged 16 and over, based on the latest population estimates from the Office for National Statistics.

Of those to have received both jabs, 27,859 were aged 45 and over – 47 per cent of the age group.

It means 4,137 people aged between 16 and 44 have received both doses.

A third of of people in Bassetlaw fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

The figures also show 69,245 people in Bassetlaw have received at least one jab – 72 per cent of those aged 16 and over.

It comes as the Government announced an extra 60 million doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus jab have been secured for a booster vaccination programme in the autumn.

Jonathan Van-Tam, England’s deputy chief medical officer, has said the vaccine could reduce a third wave of the virus, but warned it was “inconceivable” that there will not be further bumps in the road.

Speaking at a Downing Street press briefing, he said: “What is important about these vaccines and the vaccine rollout is it really is the way out of getting into trouble of the same size and magnitude ever again, and that’s why it’s important that this job must get finished.”

The data reveals variation in coverage for residents who had received at least one dose between different areas across Bassetlaw.

The proportion of people prioritised for vaccinations, such as those aged 42 and over, is one factor that could affect vaccine coverage.

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Areas with the highest coverage:

1) Manton, Clumber and Elkesley, with 77 per cent of people aged 16 and over given their first dose

2) Clarborough, Beckingham and Misterton, 75.3 per cent

3) Tuxford, Markham and Rampton, 75.2 per cent

Areas with the lowest coverage:

1) Worksop Cheapside, 54.7 per cent

2) Worksop Town and South, 67.1 per cent

3) Ranskill, Everton and Gringley, 70.2 per cent

Across England, 11 million people had received a second dose of the jab by April 25 – 24 per cent of the population aged over 16 and over.

That includes 9.4 million people aged 45 and over – 38 per cent of the age group.

In total, 28.2 million people had received at least one dose of a vaccine by the same date, covering 62 per cent of people over 16.

A small number of people are not included due to their age being unknown.

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