Covid-19 vaccinations: One-fifth of people in Bedford aged 45 and over are now fully vaccinated Bedford News

A fifth of people aged 45 and over in Bedford have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, figures show.

NHS data shows 28,620 people had received both strokes by April 25 – 21 percent of people aged 16 and over, according to the latest population estimates from the Office for National Statistics.

Of those who received both strokes, 24,198 were aged 45 and over, or 32% of the age group.

NHS data shows 28,620 people had received both shots as of April 25
NHS data shows 28,620 people had received both shots as of April 25

This means that 4,422 people aged 16 to 44 received both doses.

Figures also show that 85,332 people in Bedford have received at least one stroke – 62 percent of those aged 16 and over.

It comes as the government announced that an additional 60 million doses of the Pfizer / BioNTech coronavirus vaccine have been secured for a booster vaccination program in the fall.

Jonathan Van-Tam, England’s deputy chief medical officer, said the vaccine could curb a third wave of the virus, but warned it was “inconceivable” that there will be no more bumps on the road.

Speaking at a press briefing in Downing Street, he said: “What’s important about these vaccines and the vaccine rollout is that this is really the way out again. problems of the same magnitude and of the same magnitude, and that is why it is important that this work must be completed.

The data shows variation in coverage for residents who had received at least one dose between different areas of Bedford.

The proportion of people prioritized for immunization, such as those aged 42 and over, is a factor that could affect immunization coverage.

Areas with the highest coverage:

1) Riseley & Sharnbrook, with 75.9% of people aged 16 and over having received their first dose

3) Wootton & Stewartby, 73.5%

Areas with the lowest coverage:

1) Queens Park, 44.4%

2) Cauldwell, 47 percent

3) Castle & Kingsway, 49.2%

Across England, 11 million people had received a second dose of the vaccine by April 25 – 24 percent of the population aged 16 and over.

This includes 9.4 million people aged 45 and over, or 38% of the age group.

A total of 28.2 million people had received at least one dose of a vaccine by the same date, covering 62% of people over 16 years of age.

A small number of people are not included due to their unknown age.

Despite the successful deployment, many nursing home staff in Bedford were not vaccinated.

Figures show that 1,493 of 1,914 eligible staff, including agency workers, in nursing homes for older adults had received a first dose by April 25 – meaning 22% had not received an injection.

The government is currently in consultation on plans to make the coup mandatory for staff due to residents’ concerns.

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This notice was published: 2021-04-30 11:42:43