92,000 in Sunderland have had two virus jabs

Two out of five people in Sunderland have now received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, new figures reveal.

Friday, 21st May 2021, 10:41 am
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NHS data shows 92,452 people had received both jabs by May 16 – 40% of those aged over 16.

Of those, 83,321 were aged 40 and over – 57% of the age group – and 10,132 people aged between 16 and 39 have also received both doses.

Across Sunderland 71% of those aged over 16 have received their first jab.

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The NHS vaccine data also reveals variation in coverage between different areas for residents who have received at least one dose.

The areas with the highest coverage are Herrington and Doxford, with 82.8% of people aged 16 and over given their first dose.

This is followed by Seaburn with 82% and Hall Farm on 79.3%.

The areas with the lowest coverage are Sunderland Central and Deptford (43.8%), Millfield (54.1%) and Barnes Park (61.9%).

In England, 17.1 million people had received a second dose of the jab by May 16 – 38% of the population aged over 16 and over.

That includes 15.1 million people aged 40 and over – 53% of the age group.

In total, 30.4 million people had received at least one dose of a vaccine by the same date, covering 67% of people over 16.

The figures show 1,942 out of 2,223 eligible care home staff in Sunderland - including agency workers - had received a first dose by May 16 – meaning 13% have not had a jab.