More than 7,000 Peterborough people given COVID jab in last week

More than 7,000 people were given the COVID vaccine in the past week, as the total number of people to get the jab in the city broke the 80,000 barrier.

Thursday, 1st April 2021, 2:41 pm

A total of 81,296 people in Peterborough have now had at least one dose of the jab (up to March 28) - 42 per cent of the adult population (aged 16+).

Last week, a total of 7,325 people were given the vaccine in the city.

As in recent weeks, a majority of the people to get the first dose are now in the under 60 age group.

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Jill Plant receives her jab from Dr Gillian Mitchell. EMN-210127-141653009

A total of 21,656 people aged under 50 - 18 per cent of the people aged 16-49 in Peterborough - have had at least one dose, up by 2,727 from the previous week.

For people aged 50-54, 10,785 people have now had the jab - 70 per cent of the Peterborough population of that age range - up by 2,021 from the previous week.

A further 2,033 people aged 55-59 have now had at least one dose in the past week, leading to a total of 10,545 - 76 per cent of that age range in Peterborough

For people aged between 60 and 64, a further 380 people were given the jab, so that 9,275 Peterborough residents in that age group have had the jab - 80 per cent of the population.

A total of 7,943 people aged 65-69 have had the jab in Peterborough - 85 per cent of that age group - up 142 from the previous week.

A further 20 people aged 70-74 have had the vaccine, a total of 7,704 - or 90 per cent of the population.

For people aged 75-79, seven more people had received the vaccine - a total of 5,483, or 93 per cent of the population.

And NHS Engalnd have clarified figures from last week, bringing the number of people aged 80+ down by 5 to 7,905, or 93 per cent of the population.

Across Peterborough and Cambridgeshire, a total of 452,140 doses have been given out - including 35,896 second doses.

Residents are reminded the full effect of the first dose of the vaccine does not kick in until three weeks after receiving the injection.