Three out of five in Sunderland now double jabbed
Three out of five people in Sunderland have now received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, new figures reveal.
NHS data shows 137,232 people had received both jabs by June 20 – 60% of those aged 16 and over in the city.
Of those, 133,331 were aged 25 and over – 67% of the age group and 3,901 people aged between 16 to 25 have also received both doses.
In Sunderland 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 area with the highest coverage is Seaburn, where 92.4% of people aged 16 and over have been given their first dose.
Next comes Herrington and Doxford with 92.2% and Hall Farm on 89.4%.
The areas with the lowest coverage are Sunderland Central and Deptford (55%), Millfield (65.1% and Monkwearmouth (72.7%).
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.
Some staff at care homes in the city have still not been vaccinated.
The figures show 1,964 out of 2,228 eligible staff, including agency workers, had received a first dose by June 20 – meaning 12% have not had a jab.