Figures reveal which areas of the Harborough district have the highest and lowest Covid vaccine coverage
Overall, more than half of people in Harborough have received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine
More than half of people in Harborough have received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, figures reveal.
NHS data shows 40,614 people had received a vaccine jab by March 14 – equating to 53% of those aged 16 and over, according to the latest population estimates from the Office for National Statistics.
Of those vaccinated, 30,992 were aged 55 or over – 92% of the age group.
It means 9,622 people aged between 16 and 54 have received a first dose of the vaccine.
The data also reveals variation in coverage between different areas across Harborough.
The proportion of residents prioritised for vaccinations, such as those aged over 55, is one factor that could affect vaccine coverage.
Areas with the highest coverage:
1) Houghton, Thurby & Scraptoft, with 60.3% of people aged 16 and over given their first dose
2) Kibworth & Great Glen, 57.1%
3) Fleckney, Kilworth & Foxton, 56.3%
Areas with the lowest coverage:
1) Lutterworth, 47.3%
2) Market Harborough Central, 47.9%
3) Market Harborough South & Little Bowden, 50%
Across England, 20.7 million people had received their first dose of a vaccine by March 14, covering 45% of the population aged 16 and over.
That includes 14.5 million people aged 55 and over – 85% of the age group.
A small number of people are not included due to their age being unknown.
The Government has pledged to offer vaccinations to everyone aged over 50 by the end of April.