Covid-19 vaccine roll-out analysed: How many have received a jab in your area?
More than nine out of 10 people aged 60 and above had received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccination in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough by mid-March.
Analysis by the Cambridge Independent shows the region is one of the top performers in the country for vaccinating those aged 60 to 64 years, with first jabs administered to 89.9 per cent in this group by March 14.
This was the sixth highest out of 42 health authority areas.
Some 92 per cent of those aged 65-69 in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough had received a dose of either the Oxford/AstraZeneca or Pfizer/BioNTech jabs, along with 97.2 per cent of those aged 70-74.
And the National Immunisation Service suggests all those aged 75-79 in the region have received their first jab, although the data relies on population estimates from the Office for National Statistics, which may be out of date.
Some 96.5 per cent of those over 80 in the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) area have had at least one dose, the data suggests.
The roll-out is currently working its way through the over-50s.
As of March 14, just over half - 52.8 per cent - of those aged 55-59 had received a first jab in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
Overall, 349,421 doses of vaccine - either first or second doses - have been administered here. More than a quarter of these - 102,105 - went to those under 55. Many of these individuals will have had pre-existing conditions that made them more vulnerable to Covid-19, or been frontline healthcare workers.
Localised data is also now available, showing how many people in each area have received their first jab.
The Cambridge Independent has pulled out the data for Cambridge, South Cambridgeshire and East Cambridgeshire, and created a searchable table so that you can find out how the rest of the county, and indeed the country, is doing.
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East of England
By March 15, more than 2.3 vaccinations had been administered across the Eastern region - that was more than in the whole of Belgium and Austria combined.
Text messages are now being sent to vulnerable people across the UK urging them to arrange a jab. A link to the booking service is included in the messages, which are sent using the government's secure Notify service and will show as being sent from 'NHSvaccine'. The NHS will never ask for payment or banking details.
For those who need additional help can call 119 to book.
Ann Radmore, regional director for NHS England and NHS Improvement in the East of England, said: “The vaccination programme across the East of England continues to make really strong progress, thanks to the thousands of NHS staff, volunteers and other partners involved, and we are seeing the early signs that this is driving down hospital cases and ultimately saving lives.
“Tens of thousands more people have now been invited, in line with expert advice on who should be vaccinated right now, and if this is you – whether you’re just getting the invite or whether you’ve put it off for whatever reason – please do come forward and get your vital first dose as soon as possible.
“If this isn’t you yet, you can still play your part by waiting to be invited and continuing to follow all the guidance in place to protect yourself and others from the virus.”
Appointments are staggered to allow for social distancing and people are being asked not to turn up early to avoid creating queues.
NHS teams are also visiting those who are housebound and cannot travel to a vaccination service.
More than 200 sites are now delivering vaccines across the East of England.
All adults to receive a jab by end of July
The Prime Minister has pledged to offer a first dose of the vaccine to all over-50s by April 15, and to all UK adults by the end of July.
On March 17, the country passed the milestone of having administered first doses to more than 25 million people - half the UK's adult population.
The NHS said 95 per cent of people aged 65 and over had been vaccinated with first dose
Nine in 10 of those clinically extremely vulnerable have received their first jab
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “This latest milestone is an incredible achievement - representing 25 million reasons to be confident for the future as we cautiously reopen society.
“Thank you once again to the brilliant NHS, scientists, armed forces, volunteers, and all those who’ve helped our rollout.”
Health secretary Matt Hancock said: “This is an extraordinary feat, coming exactly 100 days after Margaret Keenan received the first authorised jab in the whole world.
“It has been a national mission, one of the one of the biggest logistical exercises since the war and I’d like to thank everyone who played their part, including every NHS vaccinator, GPs, pharmacists, volunteers and the armed forces for their crucial role in every corner of the UK.
“We’re ahead of schedule to offer a first dose to all in these groups by the 15 April and I urge everybody eligible to come forward.”
Issues with supplies of the AstraZeneca vaccine could lead to some delays in the roll-out, however.
And the European Commission has also suggested that it may block coronavirus vaccine exports to the UK over claims it is not getting the supplies it expects.
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