The Worksop areas with the least Covid-19 vaccinations among all age groups

Several areas in Worksop have seen the lowest number of people receive their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine in Bassetlaw, figures reveal.

Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 8:17 am

NHS data shows 67,211 people had received a vaccine jab by April 11 – 70 per cent of those aged 16 and over, according to the latest population estimates from the Office for National Statistics.

Of those vaccinated, 49,649 were aged 50 and over – 96 per cent of the age group.

It means 17,562 people aged between 16 to 49 have received a first dose of the vaccine.

More than two-thirds of people in Bassetlaw have received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine. (Photo by Steve Parsons - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

The data also reveals variation in coverage between different areas across Bassetlaw.

The proportion of residents prioritised for vaccinations, such as those aged 50 and over, is one factor that could affect vaccine coverage.

Areas with the lowest coverage:

1) Worksop Cheapside, 52.3 per cent

2) Worksop Town and South, 65.1 per cent

3) Worksop West, Shireoaks and Rhodesia, 67.4 per cent

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Areas with the highest coverage:

1) Manton, Clumber and Elkesley, with 74.6 per cent of people aged 16 and over given their first dose

2) Retford North, 74.2 per cent

3) Tuxford, Markham and Rampton, 74 per cent

Across England, 26.9 million people had received their first dose of a vaccine by April 11, covering 59 per cent of the population aged 16 and over.

That includes 20 million people aged 50 and over – 95 per cent of the age group.

The figures also show that 6.4 million people have had a second dose of the jab – 14 per cent of people over 16.

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

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