INFECTION RATES UP BUT 60.5% OF THE ISLAND’S POPULATION NOW DOUBLE VACCINATED

COVID rates are rising on the Isle of Wight but so too is the vaccination rate, with a further 2,248 doses given in the last week.

Walk-in clinics have been introduced for those aged over 18 yet to have either their first or second dose of a COVID vaccine.

It comes as the country prepares to relax the final restrictions, removing mandatory social distancing and face masks on Monday.

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Figures released by NHS England and the National Immunisation Management Service (NIMS) on Thursday showed 71% of the Island population, or 104,672 people, have now had their first vaccination.

A new data set has been added, showing 442 under 18-year-olds are now among those to have had a vaccination.

With the extension of the vaccine rollout, 5,870 18 to 24-year-olds and 4,784 25 to 29-year-olds, 63 and 64% of their respective Island age group population, have been vaccinated.

More than 1,700 second doses were received in the last week, taking the total number given to 89,261, or 60.5% of the population.

The number of COVID cases found on the Island since the start of the pandemic is nearing 7,200, with the rolling infection rate passing 100 cases per 100,000.

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It is still below the UK rate, however, which is at 329.9.

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J Reynolds
J Reynolds
2 months ago

People can still carry the virus, spread the virus, it reduces the symptoms keeping a narrow band of vunerable people out of hospital. This misinformation that it is a miracle cure must stop.

clatterfordslim
clatterfordslim
Reply to  J Reynolds
2 months ago

You’re absolutely right J Reynolds, loads of naive people out there, who think that it isn’t going to happen to them.
The negativity towards the government too, when I think Boris Johnson and his team have done a great job in getting Britain slowly back, to some of of normality. Covid is still out there and it is changing morphing into something else. Only have to look at the young adults who survived Covid, but are left with cuts on their lungs, Liver damage and kidney damage. Covid is finding different ways of attacking the immune system.

Sunshine
Sunshine
Reply to  clatterfordslim
2 months ago

Young people think they are immune from this virus, they are so wrong. You are right, COVID causes many serious medical problems. It, as you state can seriously affect the heart, lungs, liver or kidney. This virus is still dangerous. Taking away the importance of wearing a mask, in my opinion is an irresponsible move. Open everything up again, yes the economy needs to get going…..but telling the public masks no longer have to be warn, well, totally stupid move.

Sunshine
Sunshine
2 months ago

No surprise here. The numbers will increase even more once the summer season starts and the holiday makers start flocking over here in their thousands. Keep wearing your masks and keep your distance people.

Telling it like it is.
Telling it like it is.
2 months ago

This is terrifying for people who can’t have the vaccine or whose immune systems are compromised and can’t produce the required antibodies from the jabs if they do have them. In Japan, even out in the open countryside, people wear their masks, and you don’t see masks thrown all over the pavements like in this country. I am ashamed to have to call myself British given the utter ignorance and selfishness of so many British people. I used to support Boris, not any more, making mask wearing a mere matter of choice, when their are so many selfish, uncaring people around, has been a step too far.

Rebel
Rebel
2 months ago

Same plebs talking crap again!

Sunshine
Sunshine
Reply to  Rebel
2 months ago

Today, 19th July 2021, 1,200 signature letter from scientists all over the world has been sent to our Prime Minister, Boris Johnson informing him that lifting the restrictions are irresponsible and murderous. I totally agree with them. You are the PLEB and I could call you a lot worse. I will continue to wear a mask and keep my distance from others. You and others with your ignorant opinion should do the same.

Rebel
Rebel
Reply to  Sunshine
2 months ago

You are so dumb! Please make sure you have had your double jab, booster in September and the two more linned up for next year! Then you will get what you deserve!! Protection of course! Lol

Fed up.
Fed up.
Reply to  Rebel
2 months ago

Idiot. Not everyone is able to have the vaccines, for health reasons. And even some of those who do there’s no guarantee it will help them. This whole thing is an experiment to see which people the vaccines are protecting the most and which ones will die even after having both jabs. It’s the only way the gov can find out.

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