Nearly 45,000 Peterborough and Cambridgeshire residents receive second jab in space of a week

Nearly 45,000 people in Cambridgeshire received their second COVID jab in the space of a week - and nearly half of all adults in Peterborough have now had at least one dose.

Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 2:26 pm

A total of 156,508 residents in the county have had two doses (up to April 18) - up by 44,385 compared to last week.

In Peterborough 86,112 people have had at least one dose of the vaccine, up 1,289 compared to the previous week. Now more than 44 per cent of all adults in the city (aged 16 or above) have had at least one dose.

New data from the NHS has been released today showing how many people aged 45-49 in the city have had at least one dose. The total stands at 7,606. People in the age group are currently able to book appointments to receive the jab.

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The vaccine programme has seen thousands of jabs given in Cambridgeshire in the past week
The vaccine programme has seen thousands of jabs given in Cambridgeshire in the past week

This month the focus across the country has been to deliver the second dose, rather than the first.

Last week a third vaccine, the Moderna jab, was given for the first time in Peterborough.

Case rates in the city are continuing to fall, but remain more than double the current UK rate. However, there have been no COVID deaths (within 28 days of a positive test) in Peterborough since March 25.