NHS data reveals a third of people in the East Riding are fully vaccinated against Covid-19
A third of people in the East Riding have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, figures reveal.
NHS data shows 100,464 people had received both jabs by May 2 – 35% 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, 89,611 were aged 45 and over – 47% of the age group.
It means 10,853 people aged between 16 to 44 have received both doses.
Across England, more than a quarter 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, 73% of those aged 16 and over have had one jab.
Areas with the highest coverage:
1) Bridlington North and Bempton, with 79.3% of people aged 16 and over given their first dose
2) Molescroft, 79.1%
3) Cottingham West, 78.9%
Areas with the lowest coverage:
1) Goole East, 52.9%
2) Goole West, 56.4%
3) Bridlington West, 64%
Across England, 12.9 million people had received a second dose of the jab by May 2 – 28% of the population aged over 16 and over.
Despite the success of the rollout, many staff at care homes in the East Ridin have not been vaccinated.
The figures show 3577 out of 4137 eligible staff, including agency workers, at older adult care homes had received a first dose by May 2 – 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