Three out of five in adults in Sunderland are now double jabbed

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

Saturday, 19th June 2021, 5:21 pm
A coronavirus jab
A coronavirus jab

NHS data shows 133,901 people in the city had received both jabs by June 13 – 59% of the adult population.

Of those to have received both jabs, 126,168 were aged over 30 – which represents 70% of the age group.

The figures also show that 7,733 people aged between 16 to 29 have also received both doses.

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Across Sunderland 80% of over 16s have had one jab.

The NHS vaccine data also reveals an area by area variation in coverage for residents in the city who had received at least one dose.

The areas with the highest coverage are Seaburn, where 90.2% of people aged 16 and over have been given their first dose.

This is followed by Herrington and Doxford on 89.9% and Hall Farm at 87.1%.

The areas with the lowest coverage are Sunderland Central and Deptford (51.7%), Millfield (62.5%) and Hendon and Docks (70.2%).

Across England, the figures show 25.3 million people had received a second dose of the jab by June 13 – 56% of the adult population.

In total, 34.7 million people had received at least one dose of a vaccine by the same date - 76% of people over 16.

The figures were published as new data showed the Delta variant of the virus had driven a 79% rise in coronavirus cases nationally.

Dr Jenny Harries, chief executive of the UK Health Security Agency, said the increase is among younger people, many of whom have now been invited for a vaccination.