Over 80,000 in South Tyneside have now had virus jab

A quarter of people aged 45 and over in South Tyneside have now received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, new figures reveal.

South Tyne COVID jabs hit 80,000
South Tyne COVID jabs hit 80,000

NHS data shows 32,058 people had received both jabs by April 25 – 26% of over-16s in the area.

Of those to have received both jabs, 27,477 were 45 and over – 38% of the age group – and 4,581 people aged between 16 and 44 have now received both doses.

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The figures show 82,758 people in South Tyneside have received at least one jab – 67% of those aged 16 and over.

The data also reveals an area by area variation in coverage for those receiving at one dose of the vaccine.

The proportion of people prioritised for vaccinations, such as those aged 42 and over, is one factor that could affect vaccine coverage.

The area with the highest coverage is Cleadon & East Boldon, with 80.4% of people aged 16 and over given their first dose

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Next came Harton West with 77.7% and Fellgate and Hedworth with 72.8%.

The areas with the lowest coverage are South Shields West (54.3%0, Westoe (60.9%) and Biddick Hill (61%).

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In England, 11 million people had received a second dose of the jab by April 25 – 24% of the over-16 population.

That includes 9.4 million people aged 45 and over – 38% of the age group.

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In total, 28.2 million people had received at least one dose of a vaccine by the same date, covering 62% of people over 16.