Bridlington leading the way: Where Covid-19 vaccine coverage is highest and lowest in the East Riding
Nearly half of people in the East Riding have received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine with two Bridlington areas showing the highest coverage, figures reveal.
NHS data shows 130,401 people had received a vaccine jab by Sunday February 28 – equating to 46% of those aged 16 and over, according to the latest population estimates from the Office for National Statistics.
Of those vaccinated, 83,614 were aged 65 or over – 94% of the age group. It means 46,787 people aged between 16 and 64 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 65, is one factor that could affect vaccine coverage.
Areas with the highest coverage:
1) Bridlington North and Bempton, with 59.9% of people aged 16 and over given their first dose
2) Bridlington East and Flamborough, 58%
3) Kirk Ella, 54.5%
Areas with the lowest coverage:
1) Beverley North, 32.2%
2) Goole East, 32.5%
3) Goole West, 35.6%
Across England, 17.2 million people had received their first dose of a vaccine by February 28, covering 38% of the population aged 16 and over.
That includes 9.7 million people aged 65 and over – 94% of the age group.
A small number of people are not included due to their age being unknown.
Nearly two million people aged 60 to 63 were recently sent letters inviting them to book a coronavirus jab.
It follows the NHS writing to almost 450,000 people aged 64 last week over getting a first dose, as well as 600,000 at-risk individuals who have recently been asked to shield.
The Government has pledged to offer vaccinations to everyone aged over 50 by the end of April.