Half of over 80s now vaccinated

Half of over 80s now vaccinated
Coronavirus Update

According to NHS England, 49,208 people over 80 in Kent and Medway have had at least the first jab of the coronavirus vaccine.

That means 50.2 per cent of all the over 80s in the county have had the jab.


An additional 57,923 under 80s but designated as a priority group have also had the injection, bringing the total number of vaccinations carried out in Kent and Medway to 127,823.

Around 410,000 people have been recognised as ‘high priority’ for the vaccine in the county.

The Government has said it wants to vaccinate this group, which includes the most vulnerable in society as well as front-line health and social care workers, by mid-February when they will look to lift current lockdown restrictions.

The new figures split the country up into areas called sustainability and transformational partnerships (STPs).

There are 42 STPs in England, each of which is made up of a number of local authorities, NHS trusts and clinical commissioning groups.

Kent and Medway is only 33rd on the list when it comes to the percentage of the over 80s now vaccinated.

Gloucestershire is top, having vaccinated 85.3 per cent [31,903] of its over 80s, while in Suffolk and North East Essex just 36 per cent of the over 80s have had the jab.

The figures are based on provisional data from NHS England for vaccinations up to January 17, combined with population estimates from the Office for National Statistics.

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