More than a third of people in Bedford are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 – but Queen’s Park has the lowest turnout for the jab Bedford News

More than a third of Bedford residents have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, figures show.

NHS data shows that 52,269 people had received both shots before May 16 – 38 percent of people aged 16 and over, according to the latest population estimates from the Office for National Statistics.

Of those who received both hits, 45,716 were aged 40 and over – 52 percent of the age group.

Queen’s Park has the lowest coverage at 49.1%, while Riseley and Sharnbrook have the highest with 81.6% of people aged 16 and over receiving their first dose.

This means that 6,553 people aged 16 to 39 received both doses.

NHS vaccine data also reveals variation in coverage between different areas for residents who received at least one dose.

Across Bedford, 68 percent of people aged 16 and over have received their first stroke.

Areas with the highest coverage:

1) Riseley and Sharnbrook, with 81.6% of people aged 16 and over receiving their first dose

2) Wootton and Stewartby, 80.8%

Areas with the lowest coverage:

1) Queen’s Park, 49.1%

2) Cauldwell, 51.8 percent

3) Castle and Kingsway, 55.2%

Across England, 17.1 million people had received a second dose of the vaccine by May 16 – 38% of the population aged 16 and over.

This includes 15.1 million people aged 40 and over, or 53% of the age group.

A total of 30.4 million people had received at least one dose of a vaccine by the same date, or 67% of people over 16 years of age.

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

Figures show that 1,499 of 1,926 eligible staff, including agency workers, in nursing homes for older adults received a first dose on May 16, 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: 2021-05-24 15:51:03