More than 12,000 Peterborough residents aged 50 and over yet to be vaccinated

More than 12,000 Peterborough residents aged 50 and over are yet to have at least one dose of coronavirus vaccine, statistics released today have shown.

Thursday, 15th April 2021, 3:01 pm

Up to April 11, a total of 84,823 people have now had at least one coronavirus jab - a total of 43.7 per cent of the city population aged above 16. (All population estimates from NHS England statistics)

This week the Government said COVID vaccines have been offered to everyone aged 50 and over in the country.

However, in Peterborough 12,067 people - 16.5 per cent of the population aged 50 and over - are yet to take up the offer of the vaccine.

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More than 56,000 Cambridgeshire residents had their second dose last week

The number of people receiving the first dose in the city has slowed down - as it has across much of the country - as the focus has been on giving people their second dose.

In the seven days up to April 11, 936 people were given the first dose of the vaccine in Peterborough.

For people aged 80 and above, 7,917 people in Peterborough (92.8 per cent of the population) have had at least one dose of the vaccine. A total of 610 people in the age group are yet to be vaccinated.

For people aged 75-79, 5,492 people have had at least one dose (93.5 per cent of the population) have had at least one dose. A total of 384 people in the age group are yet to have one dose.

For people aged 70-74, 7,740 people (90.8 per cent of the population) have had at least one dose. A total of 788 people in the age group are yet to have one dose.

For people aged 65-69, 8,010 people (85.4 per cent of the population) have had at least one dose. A total of 1,370 people in the age group are yet to have one dose.

For people aged 60-64, 9,433 people (81.7 per cent of the population) have had at least one dose. A total of 2,102 people in the age group are yet to have one dose.

For people aged 55-59, 10,921 people (78.7 per cent of the population) have had at least one dose. A total of 2,950 people in the age group are yet to have one dose.

For people aged 50-54, 11,540 people (74.9 per cent of the population) have had at least one dose. A total of 3,863 people in the age group are yet to have one dose.

For people aged under 50, 23,770 people (19.7 per cent of the population) have had at least one dose.

A total of 112,123 people across Cambridgeshire have now had their second dose of the vaccine - more than 56,000 more than in the previous week. (Figures for second doses in Peterborough have not been released.)

A total of 34,003 people aged over 80 have now had the jab, 17,705 people aged 75-79, 15,330 people aged 70-74, 3,197 people aged 65-69, 4,836 people aged 60-64, 5,714 people aged 55-59, 5,862 people aged 50-54 and 25,476 people aged under 50.

This week doses of a third jab, the Moderna vaccine, have started to be distributed in Peterborough.