NEARLY 90% OF ISLE OF WIGHT POPULATION HAS NOW HAD FIRST COVID JAB

Nearly 90% of the Island’s adult population have had their first Covid vaccination.

Latest figures published today by NHS England show 1,471 more vaccinations have been given on the Island, in a week which saw plenty of take up in the walk-in clinics.

The National Immunisation Management System data,  from the start of the rollout in December to July 18, shows 195,404 doses have now been given on the Island.

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Of those, 104,986 have been first doses, equating to 71.2% of the Island’s entire population or 88.9% of the 18-plus adult population.

The vaccine rollout has been extended this week to those aged 12 to 15 if they are of a higher risk to Covid and those 3 months away from their 18th birthday. So far, 453 under 18s have had their first dose.

2 in 3 18 to 24-year-olds on the Island have now had their first dose along with 70% of the 25 to 29 population.

More than 90,400 people are now fully vaccinated on the Island, having had both doses, 61.3% of the entire population or 76.7% of those aged over 18.

In older adult care homes, 96.2% of residents have had their first jab and 93.3% their second.

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With a plea for care home workers to get vaccinated before it becomes compulsory later in the year, 86.3% of staff in older adult care homes on the Island have had 1 dose and 81.7% their second dose.

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Rebel
Rebel
12 days ago

Zombie apocalypse heading this way!

Ed Down
Ed Down
Reply to  Rebel
9 days ago

Sweet, its about time

Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
12 days ago

Yes that’s all very well, but have 90% of the holidaymakers, I doubt it.

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