Two-thirds of people in the East Riding now fully vaccinated against Covid-19

Two-thirds of people in the East Riding have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, figures reveal.

Saturday, 26th June 2021, 7:22 am
NHS data shows 193,764 people had received both jabs by June 20 – 68% of those aged 16 and over, based on the latest population estimates from the Office for National Statistics. Photo: PA Images
NHS data shows 193,764 people had received both jabs by June 20 – 68% of those aged 16 and over, based on the latest population estimates from the Office for National Statistics. Photo: PA Images

NHS data shows 193,764 people had received both jabs by June 20 – 68% 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, 189,550 were aged 25 and over – 74% of the age group.

It means 4,214 people aged between 16 to 25 have received both doses.

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

Across the area, 86% of those aged 16 and over have had one jab.

Areas with the highest coverage:

1) Holme, Melbourne and Bubwith, with 93.1% of people aged 16 and over given their first dose

2) South Cave, Newbald and Little Weighton, 93%

3) Cottingham West, 92.7%

Areas with the lowest coverage:

1) Goole East, 71.4%

2) Goole West, 72%

3) Bridlington West, 75.9%

Across England, 26.4 million people had received a second dose of the jab by June 20 – 58% of the population aged over 16 and over.

That includes 25.6 million people aged 25 and over – 65% of the age group.

In total, 35.9 million people had received at least one dose of a vaccine by the same date, covering 79% of people over 16.

Despite the success of the rollout, some staff at care homes in the East Riding have not been vaccinated.

The figures show 3,665 out of 4,161 eligible staff, including agency workers, at older adult care homes had received a first dose by June 20 – meaning 12% have not had a jab.

The Government is currently in consultation over plans to make the jab mandatory for staff over concerns for residents.