Over half in Hartlepool have had second virus jab
More than half of people in Hartlepool have now received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, figures reveal.
NHS data shows 40,849 people had received both jabs by June 6 – 54% of over 16s.
Of those, 38,594 were over 30 – 64% of the age group – and 2,255 people aged between 16 to 29 have also received both doses.
Nationally, more than half of people aged 16 and over have received their second vaccine dose.
In Hartlepool 73% of over 16s have had one jab.
The NHS data also reveals an area by area variation in coverage for people in Hartlepool who have received at least one dose.
The areas with the highest coverage are The Fens, Elwick and Hart, with 86.1% of people aged 16 and over given their first dose.
Next comes Wooler Road on 82.9% and Seaton Carew at 81.4%.
The areas with the lowest coverage are Harbour and Victoria (57.7%), Old Town and Grange (61.1%) and Foggy Furze (63.4%).
In England, 23.6 million people had received a second dose of the jab by June 6 – 52% of over 16s – and 33.6 million had received at least one dose.
Despite the success of the rollout, some staff at care homes in the area have not been vaccinated.
The figures show 863 out of 1,016 eligible staff, including agency workers, had received a first dose by June 6 – meaning 15% have not had a jab.
The Government is currently in consultation over plans to make the jab mandatory for staff over concerns for residents.