51,000 in South Tyneside have had two virus jabs

More than two out of five people in South Tyneside have now received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, new figures reveal.
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NHS data shows 51,152 people had received both jabs by May 16 – 41% of those aged over 16.

Of those, 45,396 were aged 40 and over – 56% of the age group – and 5,756 people aged between 16 and 39 have also received both doses.

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Across South Tyneside 70% of those aged over 16 have received their first jab.

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

The areas with the highest coverage are Cleadon and East Boldon, where 84% of people aged 16 and over have been given their first dose.

This is followed by Harton West with 80.5% and Fellgate and Hedworth on 76.7%.

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The areas with the lowest coverage are South Shields West (56.7%), Westoe (63.7%) and West Harton (63.9%).

In 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.

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The figures show 1056 out of 1192 eligible care home staff in South Tyneside - including agency workers - had received a first dose by May 16 – meaning 11% have not had a jab.

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