Nearly four in 10 Peterborough adults have now had COVID vaccine

Nearly four in 10 Peterborough adults have now had the COVID vaccine, figures show.

Thursday, 25th March 2021, 2:42 pm

The total now stands at 73,971 Peterborough residents who have had the jab (by March 23) - up by 8,555 from last week. This means that 38 per cent of the city’s estimated 193,704 residents aged over 16 have had at least one dose of the vaccine.

The roll out in the city and across Cambridgeshire has been labelled a success - and Dr Gary Howsam, Clinical Chair at the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), said: “The vaccine programme rollout is going well in our local area. We have now administered over 349,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses, a fantastic achievement that is a real testament to the hard work of colleagues across the NHS. I want to thank our amazing GP teams, our community pharmacies, our NHS colleagues at hospitals and in the community, and of course the wonderful volunteers who have helped make the COVID-19 vaccination roll-out such a success.”

There have been no reports of hesitancy for residents to take up the jab after reports from Europe regarding the Astrazenica jab. Tests have shown the vaccine is safe to use.

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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 vaccine roll out has continued to move through the age groups in Peterborough

A total of 18,929 people in the city who are aged under 50 have now had the jab, and 8,764 people aged between 50 and 54 - a total of 27,693 people aged under 55. Last week that total figure stood at 22,264, showing an increase of 5,429 in the past week. This means that 57 per cent of people aged 50-54 in Peterborough have now had the vaccine.

For people aged 55 to 59, 8,512 residents - or 61 per cent of the population of that age in Peterborough - have now had a jab. A further 2,511 people aged 55-59 in Peterborough had the jab last week.

The number of people aged 60 to 64 getting the jab rose by 420 in the past week to 8,895 - or 77 per cent of the population.

One hundred and seventy three people aged 65-69 received the jab last week taking the total to 7,801 - or 83 per cent.

A further 21 people aged 70 to 74 had the vaccine, making a total of 7,684 - or 90 per cent of the population.

No more people aged 70-79 had the vaccine, leaving the total at 5,476 - or 93 per cent of the population, while one person aged 80 or over had a jab, making a total of 7,910 - 92 per cent of the population.

Across Peterborough and Cambridgeshire, 21,205 people have now had their second dose of vaccine.

Earlier this week Dr Liz Robin warned residents the vaccine only offers protection against the virus after around three weeks of having the first dose