23 per cent of Isle of Wight under 65s have had first dose of Covid-19 vaccination

Latest details of the number of Isle of Wight Coronavirus vaccinations and age breakdown. Details within

Covid vaccine by DKphotography, Isle of Wight

Nearly half of the Isle of Wight’s 16+ population have had their first Covid vaccine.

Data published by NHS England today (Thursday) shows, in the week when the next cohort of patients were invited in for their jabs, 8,405 Covid vaccines — first and second doses — were given out to the Island community.

23 per cent of under 65s
For the Isle of Wight, figures recorded on the National Immunisation Management Service database, which now spans between 8th December and 21st February, say 18,426 under 65s have had their first dose of the vaccine or 23 per cent of the 16 to 64 Island population.

In the over 65s, the age groups which have been the main priority so far in the national vaccine rollout, 37,462 doses have been received by patients, or 93 per cent of the Island’s over 65 population.

46.6 per cent of 16+
Altogether, 46.6 per cent of the Island’s 16+ population, or 55,888 people, have had their first jabs.

Although there is a low number of second doses, people are now being invited back in to get their next dose of the Covid vaccine through hubs and centres across the Island.

2,000 had both jabs
So far, nearly 2,000 people have had their full doses of the vaccines.

In the under 65s, 374 people and 1,618 over 65s have had both inoculations.

Across the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Sustainability and Transformation Partnership, 547,463 doses have been given out, again the fifth highest area in country behind Greater Manchester, Cumbria, West Yorkshire and Harrogate, and Cheshire and Merseyside.

Walk in trial
Recently, a seven-day trial period has started at the Riverside’s vaccine centre in Newport which is letting people eligible for the vaccine to turn up without an appointment.

The walk-in service is being offered between 12.30pm and 3.30pm.


This article is from the BBC’s LDRS (Local Democracy Reporter Service) scheme, which OnTheWight is taking part in. Some alterations and additions may have been made by OnTheWight. Ed

Image: © DKphotography, Isle of Wight

Thursday, 25th February, 2021 5:49pm

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7 Comments on "23 per cent of Isle of Wight under 65s have had first dose of Covid-19 vaccination"

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Dalek

What’s happening with the 7% of the over 65s who haven’t been vaccinated? Are they being followed up to see if they’ve been missed for some reason?

walkingwizard
Some may not be able to get the jab due to other health issues, including having had Covid. They must wait 28 days after having Covid. If Covid is in a care home, the whole home must wait 28 days after the last case. There may also be those who will not take the vaccine, for whatever reason. 93% is incredibly high. The flu vaccine uptake is… Read more »
Dalek

Good point Walkingwizard. I just wondered if there was any follow up. However my question and your reply garnered a handful of down votes for some reason. I can’t imagine why.

georgegm

Had my jab on Dec 23rd. Haven’t heard a word about the second one.

snowwolf1

Chase your GP surgery as you are getting near the 3 month period and see what they say – if you can get through to them that is and get someone to speak to.

walkingwizard

How can anyone give a thumbs down to this comment? 🤔

snowwolf1

I was only given mine as I kept pestering surgery – limited communication from them they only did it in the end as I pointed out I was classed as extremely vulnerable. Case of what Matt Hancock says and what actually happens – especially on the Isle of Wight being entirely two different things.