Two thirds of people in this area have had their first dose of Covid-19 vaccine

Two-thirds of people in the East Riding have received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, figures reveal.

Tuesday, 13th April 2021, 9:15 am
NHS data shows 192,994 people had received a vaccine jab by April 4. Photo: PA Images

NHS data shows 192,994 people had received a vaccine jab by April 4 – equating to 68% of those aged 16 and over, according to the latest estimates from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Of those vaccinated, 160,133 were aged 50 or over – 96% of the age group.

It means 32,861 people aged between 16 and 49 have received a first dose of the vaccine.

The data also reveals variation in coverage between different areas across the East Riding

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

Areas with the highest coverage:

1) Bridlington North and Bempton, with 76.5% of people aged 16 and over given their first dose

2) Aldbrough and Sproatley, 75.4%

3) Bridlington East and Flamborough, 75.2%

Areas with the lowest coverage:

1) Goole East, 49.5%

2) Goole West, 52.6%

3) Beverley North, 58.9%.

Across England, 26.6 million people had received their first dose of a vaccine by April 4, covering 58% of the population aged 16 and over.

That includes 19.8 million people aged 50 and over – 94% of the age group.

The figures also show that 4.3 million people have had a second dose of the jab.

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