VACCINE JABS HALVE IN NUMBER AS ROLLOUT SLOWS ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT

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The government’s pausing of new categories in the Covid vaccine rollout has led to a halving of the number of jabs on the Isle of Wight last week.

The latest data from NHS England shows between 28th March and 4th April only 5,779 doses were issued.

Data recorded by the National Immunisation Management Service shows for the week before that, 21st to 28th March, more than twice the vaccines were handed out (12,125).

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Earlier this month, it was announced the Island’s vaccination centre in Newport, at the Riverside Centre, would put on hold vaccinations for those not on the Government’s priority list until 19th April.

National supply issues have meant second doses of the vaccines have been prioritised ahead of first doses, to give people the full protection.

In the week up to 4th April, a total of 830 first and 4,949 second vaccine doses were given, taking the Island’s cumulative total of doses issued to 106,895.

In total, 87,850 first vaccines have been taken, with 19,045 people receiving their full doses.

While the supply of vaccines has reduced, local efforts have turned towards encouraging those most at risk to receive their first dose if they have not already had it.

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Across the Island, nearly 73.4 per cent of its 16-plus population have had at least their first dose.

In older adult care homes, 90.6 per cent of residents, and in younger adult care homes, 97.3 per cent have had at least their first dose.

The Covid-19 vaccination hub has re-opened at St Mary’s Hospital for its staff as well as other health and social care workers, and recent figures released from the Isle of Wight NHS Trust say 80 percent of its staff have so far had their second doses.

The trust has also been handing out ‘A Great Big Thank You’ gift boxes for all its staff as a thank you for everyone’s hard work over the past year.

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black rat
black rat
1 month ago

Well done to all involved and a massive thankyou to all NHS staff, your doing a fantastic job.

Rebel
Rebel
Reply to  black rat
1 month ago

So black rat, you and others laughed at my friend Mr justice when he said vax then microchipped! Well who’s laughing now!? You sheep just won’t listen, well you will get what Mr justice said,you reap what you sow! Ha ha ha

Ryde News
Ryde News
1 month ago

Great job by all those at the Ryde vaccine center who were brilliant when I got mine last month ..

ron ashton
ron ashton
1 month ago

What bothers me is the high amount of carers who have refused the first jab. Obviously
if they have health problems fare enough, otherwise should they still be employed
if they refuse to have one.

Liz
Liz
Reply to  ron ashton
1 month ago

Yes! WHY not .there choice.old folk are protected now do no need

Rebel
Rebel
Reply to  ron ashton
1 month ago

Ask yourself why are they refusing? Or cant you think for yourself? 100,000 nurses are already leaving, and no it’s not over a pay rise as your MSM scum would portray!

Mermaid
Mermaid
Reply to  Rebel
1 month ago

Because they go on Facebook and read stupid posts by antivaxers ?

Rebel
Rebel
Reply to  Mermaid
1 month ago

Or maybe they are on the front line and can observe the damage! Remember, theres no atheists on the battlefield! Have a nice day

Eat more pies
Eat more pies
Reply to  ron ashton
1 month ago

It’s called freedom of choice .if you think we should no longer have that here. Go and live with your communist chums in China.

SRichards
SRichards
1 month ago

More like finally more people are waking up to the truth after all the deaths from it

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