A third of people in Sheffield have now received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine

A third of people in Sheffield have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, latest figures reveal.

Wednesday, 26th May 2021, 8:14 am

NHS data shows 163,750 people in the city had received both jabs by May 16 – 34 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, 139,169 were aged 40 and over – 54 per cent of that age group.

It means 24,581 people aged between 16 and 39 have received both doses.

A third of people in Sheffield have received a second covid vaccination.

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

Across Sheffield 62 per cent of those aged 16 and over have received their first jab.

Areas with the highest coverage:

1) Fulwood and Lodge Moor, with 89.1 per cent of people aged 16 and over given their first dose

2) Bents Green and Millhouses, 87 per cent

3) Beauchief, 86 per cent

Areas with the lowest coverage:

1) Cathedral and Kelham, 8.7 per cent

2) Devonshire Quarter, 16.4 per cent

3) Highfield and Lowfield, 27.8 per cent

Across England, 17.1 million people had received a second dose of the jab by May 16 – 38 per cent of the population aged over 16 and over.

That includes 15.1 million people aged 40 and over – 53 per cent of the age group. In total, 30.4 million people had received at least one dose of a vaccine by the same date, covering 67 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 3,586 out of 4,342 eligible staff, including agency workers, at older adult care homes had received a first dose by May 16 – meaning 17 per cent have not had a jab.

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