Nearly two thirds in Hartlepool now double jabbed
Nearly two-thirds of people in Hartlepool have now received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, the latest figures reveal.
NHS data shows 46,811 people had received both jabs by June 27 – 62% of those aged over 16.
Of those to have received both jabs, 45,469 were aged 25 and over – 69% of the age group – and 1,344 people aged between 16 to 24 have received both doses.
Meanwhile, 59,242 people in the area have received at least one dose of a vaccine – 78% of over 16s.
The NHS vaccine data also reveals variations in coverage for residents who are fully vaccinated between different parts of the area.
The areas with the highest coverage are The Fens, Elwick and Hart, where 74.7% of people aged 16 and over are fully vaccinated.
Next comes Seaton Carew on 70.8% and Wooler Road with 70.5%.
The areas with the lowest coverage are Harbour and Victoria (47.1%), Old Town and Grange (50.9%) and Foggy Furze (52.7%).
Nationally, 27.3 million people had received a second dose of the jab by June 27 – 60% of over 16s.
In total, 37.1 million people had received at least one dose of a vaccine by the same date - 82% of over 16s.
Some staff at care homes in Hartlepool have not been vaccinated.
The figures show 889 out of 1,015 eligible staff at older adult care homes had received a first dose by June 27 – meaning 12% have not had a jab.
The Government plans to make the jab mandatory for staff.