Two thirds in Northumberland now double jabbed

Two thirds of people in Northumberland have now received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, new figures reveal.

Friday, 25th June 2021, 10:35 am
A coronavirus jab
A coronavirus jab

NHS data shows 181,700 people had received both jabs by June 20 – 67% of those aged 16 and over in the area.

Of those, 177,282 were aged 25 and over – 73% of the age group and 4,418 people aged between 16 to 25 have also received both doses.

In Northumberland 87% of those aged 16 and over have now had one jab.

The data also reveals an area by area variation in coverage for those who had received at least one dose.

The areas with the highest coverage are Longhorsley, Hepscott and Capheaton, with 100% of people aged 16 and over having had their first dose.

Next comes Morpeth South and West with 94.7% and Amble, Shilbottle and Swarland on 94.2%.

The areas with the lowest coverage are Ashington Hirst (77.3%), Seaton Delaval and Seghill (78.1%) and Blyth Cowpen (78.1%).

Nationally, 26.4 million people had received a second dose of the jab by June 20 – 58% of over 16s.

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 over 16s.

Some staff at care homes in the area have still not been vaccinated.

The figures show 2,946 out of 3,317 eligible staff, including agency workers, had received a first dose by June 20 – meaning 11% have not had a jab.