More than 50,000 Peterborough residents now vaccinated against COVID

More than 50,000 Peterborough residents have now been vaccinated against coronavirus it has been revealed.

Thursday, 4th March 2021, 3:19 pm

The number of residents who have received at least one dose of a vaccine now stands at 51,478 (up to February 28).

The estimated population of the city (of adults aged 16 and over) is 193,391 - meaning more than a quarter of the adult population has now had a jab.

The number of jabs given out has risen by 8,148 in the past week.

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Mass vaccination centre at the City Care Centre, Thorpe Road. Malcolm Johns receives the jab from immunisation nurse Eleanor Speed EMN-210127-141441009
Mass vaccination centre at the City Care Centre, Thorpe Road. Malcolm Johns receives the jab from immunisation nurse Eleanor Speed EMN-210127-141441009

The figures, released today by NHS England show that 23,590 residents aged under 65 have been given a jab and 6,961 people aged between 65 and 69 have had at least one dose - a total of 30,551 people aged under 70. Last week 22,621 people aged under 70 in the city had been given a dose - meaning 7,930 more people aged in their 60s or under have received the vaccine in the last week.

There have been smaller increases in older age groups, where much of the population had already been given a dose.

For people aged 70-74, 7,599 people have now had the vaccine, up by 83 from the previous week.

For people aged between 75-79, 5,445 have had at least one jab, up 44 from the previous week.

And for those aged 80 and over, 7,883 have now had a doe, up 91 from the previous week.