More than two in five people in the East Riding now fully vaccinated against Covid-19
More than two in five people in the East Riding have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, figures reveal.
NHS data shows 117,065 people had received both jabs by May 9 – 41% 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, 107,409 were aged 40 and over – 51% of the age group.
It means 9,656 people aged between 16 to 39 have received both doses.
Across England, a third 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 East Riding of Yorkshire.
Across the East Riding, 74% of those aged 16 and over have had one jab.
Areas with the highest coverage:
1) Cottingham West, with 80.6% of people aged 16 and over given their first dose
2) Aldbrough and Sproatley, 80.6%
3) Kirk Ella, 80.4%
Areas with the lowest coverage:
1) Goole East, 54.4%
2) Goole West, 58.1%
3) Bridlington West, 64.6%
Across England, 15 million people had received a second dose of the jab by May 9 – 33% of the population aged over 16 and over.
That includes 13.3 million people aged 40 and over – 47% of the age group.
In total, 29.4 million people had received at least one dose of a vaccine by the same date, covering 65% of people over 16.
Despite the success of the rollout, some staff at care homes in the East Riding of Yorkshire have not been vaccinated.
The figures show 3603 out of 4166 eligible staff, including agency workers, at older adult care homes had received a first dose by May 9 – meaning 14% have not had a jab.
The Government is currently in consultation over plans to make the jab mandatory for staff over concerns for residents.
Article by data reporter Alex Ross