The areas of Sunderland with the highest and lowest vaccine take-up

More than half of people in Sunderland have now received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, figures reveal.

By Alex Ross
Friday, 11th June 2021, 12:01 pm
A Covid-19 jab
A Covid-19 jab

NHS data shows 126,747 people had received both jabs by June 6 – 55% of over 16s.

Of those, 119,647 were over 30 – 66% of the age group – and 7,098 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 Sunderland 76% of over 16s have had one jab.

The NHS data also reveals an area by area variation in coverage for people in Sunderland who had received at least one dose.

The areas with the highest coverage are Herrington and Doxford, with 86.9% of people aged 16 and over given their first dose.

This is followed by Seaburn on 86.9% and Hall Farm with 83.7%.

The areas with the lowest coverage are Sunderland Central and Deptford (48.4%), Millfield (59%) and Hendon (67.3%)

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 the city have not been vaccinated.

The figures show 1,923 out of 2,200 eligible staff, including agency workers, had received a first dose by June 6 – meaning 13% have not had a jab.

The Government is currently in consultation over plans to make the jab mandatory for staff over concerns for residents.