Covid vaccines: 35,000 jabs done in just ONE WEEK across Northamptonshire

Four out of ten people in the county have had at least one dose

Thursday, 4th March 2021, 3:47 pm

Four out of every ten people in Northamptonshire have now received at least a first dose of coronavirus vaccine.

NHS teams across the county delivered an astonishing 35,000 jabs in just seven days between February 22 and February 28, according to official figures released today (Thursday).

It means that 228,834 out of a target population of 584,635 got at least one dose of the life-saving vaccine by the end of February.

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Nearly 11,000 of those have also received the second dose, due within 12 weeks of the first.

Today's figures also revealed that 92,582 out 490,000 aged between 16 and 69 have been jabbed with around 97 per cent of over-70s done.

The vaccination roll-out, which began just before Christmas, initially targeted around 32 million people nationwide — including 135,000 in Northamptonshire — who were deemed to be most at risk of from Covid-19.

More than 20 million have now had a first dose and nearly 900,000 of those a second dose.

Nearly 230,000 Covid-19 jabs were delivered in Northamptonshire by the end of February. Phone: Getty Images

All of the nine priority groups should have received a first dose by mid-April and a second by July.

They include all adults over the age of 50, most front-line health and social care staff and elderly care home residents, clinically extremely vulnerable people and everyone over 16 with a health condition which increases their risk from Covid.

After that, the next groups to be offered the jab will be those aged between 40 and 49, all the 30-39 year-olds and then over-18s — all by mid-July.

But the message from those in charge of the roll-out is wait to be contacted once your are eligible for the jab.

A spokesman said: "The NHS will let you know when it's your turn to have the vaccine. It is important NOT to contact the NHS for a vaccination before then."