Two-thirds of Ashfield people have received first dose of Covid-19 vaccine

Two-thirds of people in Ashfield have received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, figures reveal.

Friday, 23rd April 2021, 7:33 am

NHS data shows 68,195 people had received a vaccine jab by April 18 – 66% of those aged 16 and over, according to the latest population estimates from the Office for National Statistics.

Of those vaccinated, 48,512 were aged 50 and over – 96 per cent of the age group.

It means 19,683 people aged between 16 to 49 have received a first dose of the vaccine.

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Two-thirds of people in Ashfield have received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine. (Photo by BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images)

The data also reveals variation in coverage between different areas across Ashfield

The proportion of residents prioritised for vaccinations, such as those aged 50 and over, is one factor that could affect vaccine coverage.

Areas with the highest coverage:

1) The Dales & South Skegby, with 74.7 per cent of people aged 16 and over given their first dose

2) Jacksdale & Underwoood, 72.4 per cent

3) Selston, 70.2 per cent

Areas with the lowest coverage:

1) Sutton Forest Side & New Cross, 58.5 per cent

2) Hucknall Town, 58.8 per cent

3) Sutton Central & Leamington, 61.2 per cent

Across England, 27.5 million people had received their first dose of a vaccine by April 18, covering 61 per cent of the population aged 16 and over.

That includes 20 million people aged 50 and over – 95 per cent of the age group.

The figures also show that 8.7 million people have had a second dose of the jab – 19 per cent of people over 16.

A small number of people are not included due to their age being unknown.

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