Nearly half of people in the East Riding are now fully vaccinated against Covid-19

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

Friday, 21st May 2021, 9:35 am
NHS data shows 131,136 people had received both jabs by May 16 – 46% of those aged 16 and over, based on the latest population estimates from the Office for National Statistics. Photo: PA Images

NHS data shows 131,136 people had received both jabs by May 16 – 46% 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, 119,757 were aged 40 and over – 57% of the age group.

It means 11,379 people aged between 16 and 39 have received both doses.

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

Across the East Riding of Yorkshire, 76% of those aged 16 and over have received their first jab.

Areas with the highest coverage:

1) Cottingham West, with 83.1% of people aged 16 and over given their first dose

2) Aldbrough and Sproatley, 82.6%

3) Kirk Ella, 82.4%

Areas with the lowest coverage:

1) Goole East, 58.2%

2) Goole West, 61%

3) Bridlington West, 65.8%

Across England, 17.1 million people had received a second dose of the jab by May 16 – 38% of the population aged over 16 and over.

That includes 15.1 million people aged 40 and over – 53% of the age group.

In total, 30.4 million people had received at least one dose of a vaccine by the same date, covering 67% 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 3616 out of 4172 eligible staff, including agency workers, at older adult care homes had received a first dose by May 16 – 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.