86% OF ISLANDERS AGED 16+ NOW PROTECTED AGAINST COVID-19

86% of the Isle of Wight’s population aged 16 and over have now received at least 1 dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, latest figures reveal.

As of Wednesday (29th September), some 101,564 people had received 2 doses of either the Pfizer, Astra Zeneca or Moderna jabs – that’s 80.7% of the 16+ population locally.

It’s known that a total of 108,283 people have received 1 dose of the vaccine – 86% of the Island’s 16+ population – suggesting that there are still over 6,500 people waiting for a second dose.

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The number of first doses continues to climb, with 198 first jabs given in a 1-week period between 22nd-29th September. However, this latest data suggests there are around 14% of Islanders (aged 16 or over) that are either unwilling or unable to take the vaccine.

It’s evident from the data that younger people are not taking up the offer of vaccination as eagerly as older generations. Those aged 80 to 84 are accepting the vaccination more than any other age group, with those aged 25 to 29 severely lagging behind. The current uptake is:

  • 90+ – 96.1%
  • 85-89 – 96.3%
  • 80-84 – 96.8%
  • 75-79 – 96.7%
  • 70-74 – 95.7%
  • 65-69 – 94.1%
  • 60-64 – 93%
  • 55-59 – 91.1%
  • 50-54 – 89.1%
  • 45-49 – 85%
  • 40-44 – 80.6%
  • 35-39 – 75.2%
  • 30-34 – 71.8%
  • 25-29 – 70.1%
  • 18-24 – 72.3%
  • 16-17 – 58.6%

Schoolchildren aged between 12 and 15 are now beginning to receive their vaccinations, despite the Government stating throughout the pandemic that COVID-19 does not have a significant effect on younger people. The data provided above only covers those aged 16 and over.

The total number of COVID-19 cases recorded on the Isle of Wight now stands at 11,975 – around 8.5% of the Island’s entire population. The cases are now predominately being identified in those aged 10 to 14.

306 deaths have been recorded since the start of the pandemic where COVID-19 is listed on the death certificate.

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There has been no word from the Government on the next step in the pandemic, including when self-isolation requirements will be stopped and when testing will be relaxed. Although most restrictions have now been removed, life is struggling to return to normal in some instances with staffing issues still evident and healthcare facilities remaining stringent on masks, testing and reducing face-to-face appointments.

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Gary Toul
Gary Toul
17 days ago

I’m surprised it’s that high. Thought there were more woke idiots residing on the IOW. So positive news really isn’t.

jon
jon
Reply to  Gary Toul
17 days ago

it’s not! it’s pure bs as always when covid related

Gary Toul
Gary Toul
Reply to  jon
17 days ago

Ahh, yes obviously. I knew they were lying, the island is full of them

fred
fred
17 days ago

Great work. Now we can start to rebuild whilst keeping everyone safer. Better than what the covidiots wanted to do, throw the weak and infirm under the bus just so they can go to the pub.

Susan
Susan
Reply to  fred
17 days ago

Seriously?Have you not woken up at all to what’s really going on.Switch off the bbc and learn the truth.There’s much information out there

jon
jon
Reply to  Susan
16 days ago

you can’t reason with the brainwashed unfor…it’s why were still in the mess were in.agree..hi
turn off the news..stop brlibing our lying government and research the real truth.coviodiots dont exist.
we just fully informed on the truth out there
try it guys

tom
tom
Reply to  jon
16 days ago

Googling is not ‘research’ jon. And Susan, I do not watch TV, I don’t even have a TV licence. And the BBC is the last place I would go to for any information.

And what is this ‘truth’ you speak off? What is it you think this vaccine is doing? Come on, tells us Susan????

Gary Toul
Gary Toul
Reply to  jon
11 days ago

The truth is out there guys. Says the person who can’t differentiate fact from fiction.

Adelphi
Adelphi
17 days ago

We can only guess what future damage this may cause to the dna of those yet to be parents when giving such to the young. For there has not be enough time to test this drug on the current people, let alone the next yet to be born babies.

Sunshine
Sunshine
Reply to  Adelphi
16 days ago

You’ll be saying the Flu Jab gives you a ‘hairy chest’ next. Fool. All the death figures that are still happening on a daily basis, majority are unvaccinated people.

tom
tom
Reply to  Adelphi
16 days ago

And how would catching covid be any different? Next you’ll be saying if I got bit by a spider I would become spider man. 😀

Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
16 days ago

As of today, 02/01/21 the rolling figure for the island is going up, currently at 415…. why is this not being reported here officially, it is on the country press and bbc news. This rise was predicted and is not surprising seeing as the festival went ahead, with very few people being checked at the entrance.

Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
16 days ago

Wrong date entered should be 02/10/21.

Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
15 days ago

Take a look at the official government map for today (Sunday) you will see we are the highest in the south now and Newport is the highest area, funny that. Festival by any chance???

Jan smith
Jan smith
14 days ago

Very latest public health England figure on.. nearly two thirds of over 50 covid death were double jabbed. Wake up lab rats.

Pete
Pete
Reply to  Jan smith
13 days ago

Even if what you are saying is true (I can’t be bothered to check frankly) your own statement proves you wrong. if two thirds of those who died were double jabbed, one third were not. With 90+% of over 50’s double jabbed they only represent nearly two thirds of the deaths. This means that the double vaccine has reduced deaths in the age bracket by a significant amount, because (I’ll make this simple for you) 66 is a smaller number than 90.

Fanny Craddock
Fanny Craddock
Reply to  Jan smith
13 days ago

More than a month ago now Israel, another country which started its vaccination rollout at the same time we did, urged us to start boosters urgently as they’ve already done so. Immunity from vaccination wanes over time, plus this country’s idiotic response to the pandemic means we’ve helped create the superstrong Delta variant which isn’t quite so responsive to vaccines. We were warned about all of this. But then, we’ve had enough of experts. So hopefully soon all our older people will get their boosters and all our children their first vaccinations.

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