COVID-19 vaccinations update
Earlier this month, the Prime Minister revealed that everyone in England’s top four priority groups, including those aged 70 and over, had been offered the vaccine.
As of 25 February, new figures reveal that one in five adults in England, aged under 70, have also now had their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.
This positive news of protecting the most vulnerable is celebrated by many since the Government revealed their new roadmap to open up shops and restaurants again in the months to come.
NHS England figures reported that 16,337,561 Covid-19 vaccinations took place in England between 8 December and 24 February, including first and second doses – a rise of 411,146 from the day before.
Around 94 per cent of residents in adult care homes, aged 70 and above, received their jab by 21 February.
Additionally, on an estimate, 20.3 per cent of people aged 16 to 69 had their first dose on 21 February.
The percentage of care home staff workers who received their first vaccinations is 71.5 per cent.
54.2 per cent of care home staff workers in younger adult care homes plus domiciliary care providers and 53.9 per cent of staff at other homes, including “non-registered providers and local authority employed”, had received their first jab too.