More than half of people in Sheffield fully vaccinated against Covid-19

More than 50 percent of the people in Sheffield have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.

By Alex Ross
Friday, 25th June 2021, 2:38 pm

NHS data shows 250,067 people had received both jabs by June 20 – 52 per cent of those aged 16 and over, based on the latest population estimates from the Office for National Statistics.

Of those to have received both jabs, 239,242 were aged 25 and over – 62 per cent of the age group.

It means 10,825 people aged between 16 to 25 have received both doses.

Sally Conlan Deputy Nurse Director for the Covid 19 Vaccination Programme vaccinates Colin Moss at the Covid 19 max vaccination centre which has opened at the Sheffield Arena. Picture Scott Merrylees

The NHS vaccine data also reveals variation in coverage for residents who had received at least one dose between different areas across Sheffield

Across Sheffield, 73 per cent of those aged 16 and over have had one jab.

Areas with the highest coverage:

- Fulwood and Lodge Moor, with 96.5 per cent of people aged 16 and over given their first dose

- Bents Green and Millhouses, 94.9 per cent

- Beauchief, 94.9 per cent

Areas with the lowest coverage:

- Cathedral and Kelham, 23.2 per cent

- Devonshire Quarter, 32.6 per cent

- Highfield and Lowfield, 45.5 per cent

Across England, 26.4 million people had received a second dose of the jab by June 20 – 58 per cent of the population aged over 16 and over.

That includes 25.6 million people aged 25 and over – 65 per cent of the age group.

In total, 35.9 million people had received at least one dose of a vaccine by the same date, covering 79 per cent of people over 16.

Despite the success of the rollout, some staff at care homes in Sheffield have not been vaccinated.

The figures show 3,731 out of 4,442 eligible staff, including agency workers, at older adult care homes had received a first dose by June 20 – meaning 16 per cent have not had a jab.

The Government is currently in consultation over plans to make the jab mandatory for staff over concerns for residents.