Virus jab rate in Hartlepool nears two thirds
Nearly two-thirds of people in Hartlepool have now received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, the latest figures reveal.
NHS data shows 47,647 people had received a vaccine jab by April 18 – 63% of those aged 16 and over, according to the latest population estimates from the Office for National Statistics.
Of those vaccinated, 36,284 were aged 50 and over – 96% of the age group.
That means 11,363 people aged between 16 to 49 have received a first dose of the vaccine.
The data also reveals some variation in coverage between different areas across the area.
The proportion of residents prioritised for vaccinations – such as those aged 50 and over - is one of a range of factors that could affect vaccine coverage.
The areas with the highest coverage are The Fens and Elwick and Hart, with 75.1% of people aged 16 and over given their first dose.
The rate in Wooler Road is 71.1% and in Seaton Carew the rate is 71.1%.
The areas with the lowest coverage are Harbour and Victoria (48.9%), Old Town and Grange (52.6%) and Foggy Furze (54.5%).
Nationally 27.5 million people had received their first dose of a vaccine by April 18 – covering 61% of the population aged 16 and over.
That includes 20 million people aged 50 and over – 95% of the age group.
The figures also show that 8.7 million people have had a second dose of the jab – 19% of people over 16.
A small number of people are not included due to their age being unknown.