Derbyshire leading the way in Covid-19 vaccine race – with a quarter of all residents jabbed
At least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine has now been given to 92.5 per cent of all over-70s in Derbyshire – meaning it is performing second best in the country as the NHS races toward its goal of jabbing the top four priority groups.
In total, 222,792 people across the county have had at least their first jab between December 8, when vaccinations began, and February 7, according to data published by NHS England.
There are 840,755 residents in total – meaning that just over a quarter (26.5 per cent) of the total population of Derbyshire has had the vaccine so far.
A total of 51,537 people out of 55,588 aged over 80 who live in the county have had the jab, which is 92.7 per cent of people within that age group.
The percentage of people aged over 80 in Derby and Derbyshire to have received at least one jab is 20th highest out of 42 sustainability and transformation partnerships (STP) across England, with the highest percentage being 98 per cent in Gloucestershire.
As it stands, 2.6 per cent of over-80s, and 3,557 people of all ages, have had both doses.
Across the Midlands region, 92.2 per cent of people aged over 80 and 18.9 per cent of those aged 16-79 have now had at least their first dose of vaccine.
Throughout England, more than 11.9 million doses of vaccine had been administered so far.
If the vaccination programme continues at its current pace, it is expected that everyone over 50 will have been offered a first dose of the vaccine by the end of April.