More than two in five people in Doncaster fully vaccinated against Covid-19

More than two in five people in Doncaster have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, figures reveal.

Thursday, 27th May 2021, 8:25 pm

NHS data shows 107,673 people had received both jabs by May 23 – 43 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, 94,774 were aged 40 and over – 59% of the age group.

It means 12,899 people aged between 16 and 39 have received both doses.

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Over two in five have been vaccinated

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

Across Doncaster, 74% of those aged 16 and over have received their first jab.

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Areas with the highest coverage:

1) Bessacarr Grange and Lakeside, with 88.1% of people aged 16 and over given their first dose

2) Old Cantley, Auckley and Finningley, 88.1%

3) Kirk Sandall and Barnby Dun, 87%

Areas with the lowest coverage:

1) Central Doncaster and Hyde Park, 44.1%

2) Hexthorpe and Balby North, 56.6%

3) Balby Carr, 59.7%

Across England, 19.4 million people had received a second dose of the jab by May 23 – 43% of the population aged over 16 and over.

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

The figures show 1958 out of 2205 eligible staff, including agency workers, at older adult care homes had received a first dose by May 23 – meaning 11% have not had a jab.

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

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