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.
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.
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.