More than half in South Tyneside are now double jabbed

More than half of people in South Tyneside have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, figures reveal.

Friday, 18th June 2021, 12:44 pm
A coronavirus jab
A coronavirus jab

NHS data shows 72,481 people in the area had received both jabs by June 13 – 58% of the adult population.

Of those to have received both jabs, 68,762 were aged over 30 – which represents 69% of the age group.

The figures also show that 3,719 people aged between 16 to 29 have also received both doses.

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Across South Tyneside 78% of over 16s have had one jab.

The NHS vaccine data also reveals an area by area variation in coverage for residents in the borough who had received at least one dose.

The areas with the highest coverage are Cleadon and East Boldon, where 90.8% of over 16s have been given their first dose

This is followed by Harton West on 86.5% and Hebburn West, with 83.3%.

The areas with the lowest coverage are South Shields West (64%), West Harton (70.9%) and Westoe (71.8%)

Across England, the figures show 25.3 million people had received a second dose of the jab by June 13 – 56% of the adult population.

In total, 34.7 million people had received at least one dose of a vaccine by the same date - 76% of people over 16.

The figures were published as new data showed the Delta variant of the virus had driven a 79% rise in coronavirus cases nationally.

Dr Jenny Harries, chief executive of the UK Health Security Agency, said the increase is among younger people, many of whom have now been invited for a vaccination.