Here's how many people in Bassetlaw have received their Covid-19 vaccination

Almost 60,000 Covid vaccinations have been administered in Bassetlaw, according to statistics published by NHS England today.

Monday, 29th March 2021, 7:40 pm

The figures show 59,471 doses have been given out to residents.

A total of 97.5 per cent of people aged 80 and over have received at least one dose of the vaccination, according to the statistics.

In the 75-79 age bracket 100 per cent of people have had the vaccination.

A member of the public receives the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine at a temporary vaccination centre (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

The figures are also broken down by the age of the people who have had their first and second vaccination dose, and the percentage of those who have had at least one dose.

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They are as followed:

Aged 80 and over – 6,442 first dose, 950 second dose, 97.5 per cent being vaccinated.

Ages 75-79 – 5,237 first dose, 118 second dose, 100 per cent vaccinated.

Ages 70-74 – 7,060 first dose, 60 second dose, 96.6 per cent vaccinated.

Ages 65-69 – 6,516 first dose, 77 second dose, 91.9 per cent vaccinated.

Ages 60-64 – 7,100 first dose, 157 second dose, 92.6 per cent vaccinated.

Ages 55-59 – 7,465 first dose, 201 second dose, 84.1 per cent vaccinated.

Ages 50-54 – 6,390 first dose, 203 second dose, 69.9 per cent vaccinated.

Under 50 – 10,882 first dose, 616 second dose.

Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock said: “Local NHS teams have worked incredibly hard to ensure the most vulnerable from Covid-19 are given the protection they need, and I am grateful to all those who have played a part in these monumental efforts.

“Covid-19 vaccines have saved thousands of lives in the UK and I urge everyone eligible to get their appointment booked as soon as possible.”

The country is already seeing a significant impact from the vaccination programme on reducing hospitalisations and deaths, with 6,100 deaths prevented in those aged 70 and older in England up to the end of February.

Coronavirus cases are on the up again in Bassetlaw with the infection rate remaining at almost three times the national average.

Cases increased all over Nottinghamshire in the week leading to March 22, but Bassetlaw saw the biggest jump.

The latest figures from Public Health England show there were 112 new cases per 100,000 people in the district, but this has now risen to 150.

The national average stands at 57 cases per 100,000 people.

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