More than one in three Peterborough adults have now had COVID jab

More than 65,000 Peterborough adults have now had the COVID vaccine, figures released today reveal.

Thursday, 18th March 2021, 2:39 pm
Updated Thursday, 18th March 2021, 2:46 pm

The NHS England statistics show that 65,416 people in Peterborough have now had at least one dose of the vaccine (up to March 14) - up 7,638 from the same time the previous week.

The estimated population of people aged over 16 in the city is 193,644 - meaning more than 33 per cent of people have had at least one dose.

Around 75 per cent of people aged over 55 in the city have now had a vaccine.

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The vaccine roll out is continuing in the city
The vaccine roll out is continuing in the city

Most of the residents receiving the jab in the past week are aged under 60.

Last week a total of 22,666 people aged under 60 in the city had received their vaccine.

Now, 28,265 people in the age group have had the jab - with 6,001 aged between 55 and 59, and 22,264 aged under 55.

A total of 7,909 people aged over 80 have had at least one dose (up from 7,896), 5,476 aged 75-79 (up from 5,463), 7,663 aged between 70 and 74 (up from 7,650) 7,628 aged between 65-69 (up from 7,372 and 8,475 (up from 6,731).

The Director of Public Health for Peterborough, Dr Liz Robin, said she had received her first dose of the vaccine this week.

There is expected to be a reduction in the number of vaccines available across the country throughout April - although residents are being told all appointments already booked will still go ahead