Over half in South Tyne have had second virus jab
More than half of people in South Tyneside have now received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, figures reveal.
NHS data shows 70,389 people had received both jabs by June 6 – 57% of over 16s.
Of those, 66,907 were over 30 – 67% of the age group – and 3,482 people aged between 16 to 29 have also received both doses.
Nationally, more than half of people aged 16 and over have received their second vaccine dose.
In South Tyneside, 76% of over 16s have had one jab.
The NHS data also reveals an area by area variation in coverage for people in South Tyneside who had received at least one dose.
The areas with the highest coverage are Cleadon and East Boldon, with 89.6% of over 16s given their first dose.
This is followed by Harton West on 85.8% and Hebburn West with 81.8%.
The areas with the lowest coverage are South Shields West (63%), West Harton (70.3%) and Westoe (70.6%)
In England, 23.6 million people had received a second dose of the jab by June 6 – 52% of over 16s – and 33.6 million had received at least one dose.
Despite the success of the rollout, some staff at care homes in South Tyneside have not been vaccinated.
The figures show 1060 out of 1184 eligible staff, including agency workers, had received a first dose by June 6 – meaning 10% have not had a jab.
The Government is currently in consultation over plans to make the jab mandatory for staff over concerns for residents.