More than two in five people in Sheffield fully vaccinated against Covid-19

More than two in five people in Sheffield have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, figures reveal.

Friday, 4th June 2021, 9:21 am

NHS data shows 206,837 people had received both jabs by May 30 – 43% 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, 191,347 were aged 30 and over – 57% of the age group.

It means 15,490 people aged between 16 to 29 have received both doses.

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A nurse at the Northern General Hospital, Sheffield preparing the first COVID Pfizer vaccine doses.

Across England, almost half of people aged 16 and over have received their second vaccine dose.

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, 67% of those aged 16 and over have had one jab.

Areas with the highest coverage:

1) Fulwood and Lodge Moor, with 94.1% of people aged 16 and over given their first dose

2) Beauchief, 92%

3) Bents Green and Millhouses, 91.9%

Areas with the lowest coverage:

1) Cathedral and Kelham, 11.9%

2) Devonshire Quarter, 19.8%

3) Highfield and Lowfield, 33.3%

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

The figures show 3591 out of 4331 eligible staff, including agency workers, at older adult care homes had received a first dose by May 30 – meaning 17% have not had a jab.

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