A quarter of of people in Doncaster fully vaccinated against Covid-19

A quarter of people aged 45 and over in Doncaster have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.

By Stephanie Bateman
Friday, 30th April 2021, 10:49 am
Updated Friday, 30th April 2021, 10:50 am

NHS data shows 62,295 people had received both jabs by April 25 – 25 per cent of those aged 16 and over, based on the latest population estimates from the Office for National Statistics.

Of those to have received both jabs, 53,740 were aged 45 and over – 38 per cent of the age group.

It means 8,555 people aged between 16 and 44 have received both doses.

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The figures also show 168,932 people in Doncaster have received at least one jab – 67 per cent of those aged 16 and over.

It comes as the Government announced an extra 60 million doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus jab have been secured for a booster vaccination programme in the autumn.

Jonathan Van-Tam, England’s deputy chief medical officer, has said the vaccine could reduce a third wave of the virus, but warned it was “inconceivable” that there will not be further bumps in the road.

Speaking at a Downing Street press briefing, he said: “What is important about these vaccines and the vaccine rollout is it really is the way out of getting into trouble of the same size and magnitude ever again, and that’s why it’s important that this job must get finished.”

The data reveals variation in coverage for residents who had received at least one dose between different areas across Doncaster.

The proportion of people prioritised for vaccinations, such as those aged 42 and over, is one factor that could affect vaccine coverage.

Areas with the highest coverage:

1) Old Cantley, Auckley & Finningley, with 81.9% of people aged 16 and over given their first dose

2) Tickhill & Wadworth, 81.1%

3) Kirk Sandall & Barnby Dun, 79.3%

Areas with the lowest coverage:

1) Central Doncaster & Hyde Park, 37.6%

2) Hexthorpe & Balby North, 50.4%

3) Balby Carr, 53.3%

Despite the success of the rollout, many staff at care homes in Doncaster have not been vaccinated.

The figures show 1,903 out of ,2244 eligible staff, including agency workers, at older adult care homes had received a first dose by April 25 – meaning 15% have not had a jab.

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