Three out of five in South Tyneside now double jabbed

Three 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 75,074 people had received both jabs by June 20 – 61% of those aged 16 and over in the borough.

Of those, 73,199 were aged 25 and over – 67% of the age group and 1,875 people aged between 16 to 25 have also received both doses.

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In South Tyneside 79% 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 Cleadon and East Boldon, where 92.9% of over 16s have been given their first dose.

This is followed by Harton West with 88.2% and Hebburn West on 85.7%.

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The areas with the lowest coverage are South Shields West (65.9%), West Harton (73.2%) and Westoe (73.8%).

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.

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Some staff at care homes in South Tyneside have still not been vaccinated.

The figures show 1,088 out of 1,202 eligible staff, including agency workers, had received a first dose by June 20 – meaning nine per cent have not had a jab.