Nearly two-thirds of people in the East Riding now fully vaccinated against Covid-19

Nearly two-thirds of people in the East Riding have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, figures reveal.

Saturday, 12th June 2021, 12:47 pm
NHS data shows 176,074 people had received both jabs by June 6 – 62% of those aged 16 and over, based on the latest population estimates from the Office for National Statistics. Photo: PA Images

NHS data shows 176,074 people had received both jabs by June 6 – 62% 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, 169,017 were aged 30 and over – 70% of the age group.

It means 7,057 people aged between 16 to 29 have received both doses.

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

The NHS vaccine data also reveals variation in coverage for residents who had received at least one dose between different areas across the area.

Across the East Riding 81% of those aged 16 and over have had one jab.

Areas with the highest coverage: Cottingham West, with 89.1% of people aged 16 and over given their first dose, Kirk Ella, 87.7%, Molescroft, 87.3%

Areas with the lowest coverage: Goole East, 65.1%, Goole West, 66.9%, Bridlington West, 72.1%

Across England, 23.6 million people had received a second dose of the jab by June 6 – 52% of the population aged over 16 and over.

That includes 22.3 million people aged 30 and over – 62% of the age group.

In total, 33.6 million people had received at least one dose of a vaccine by the same date, covering 74% of people over 16.

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

The figures show 3,627 out of 4,161 eligible staff, including agency workers, at older adult care homes had received a first dose by June 6 – meaning 13% have not had a jab.

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