Number of COVID vaccines given out in Peterborough and Cambridgeshire more than doubles in a week

The number of COVID vaccine jabs given out in Peterborough and Cambridgeshire has more than doubled in the space of a week, new figures show.

By Stephen Briggs
Thursday, 28th January 2021, 3:35 pm

By January 17, the number of jabs given to all residents was 46,540.

A week later (January 24), the number of injections given stood at 109.794.

On January 17 just 20,474 residents aged 80 or over had been given the first dose of the vaccine - 45.7 per cent of all octogenarians, meaning Peterborough and Cambridgeshire was third from bottom of the national tables.

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Jill Plant receives her jab from Dr Gillian Mitchell

By January 24 that number had increased to 36,335, or 81.1 per cent of people aged 80 or over - meaning the county is now standing in 20th out of 41 areas in the country.

The new data also shows that 4.842 people aged 80 or over have now had the second dose of the vaccine in Peterborough and Cambridgeshire - 10.8 per cent of all people aged 80 or over.

The vaccination data is available at https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/covid-19-vaccinations/ and shows the NHS estimate is that there are 44,805 people aged 80 and over in Peterborough and Cambridgeshire.

a total of 67, 614 people aged under 80 have now been given the first dose of the vaccination, compared to 20,271 people the previous week. Of those, 1,003 have been given a second dose.

The new data does not include any jabs given at the new mass vaccination hub on Thorpe Road, which opened for front line health and care workers on Monday (January 25) and for other residents on Wednesday (January 27), and will give thousands of jabs a week.