Half of people in Buckinghamshire now fully vaccinated against Covid-19

But a fifth of care home staff in Bucks have still not had a single jab

Thursday, 3rd June 2021, 4:24 pm

Half of people in Buckinghamshire have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, figures reveal.

NHS data shows 210,766 people had received both jabs by May 30 – 49 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, 201,251 were aged 30 and over – 57 per cent of the age group.

Half of people in Bucks have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine

It means 9,515 people aged between 16 to 29 have received both 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 Buckinghamshire.

Across Buckinghamshire, 75 per cent of those aged 16 and over have had one jab.

Areas with the highest coverage:

1) Bledlow, Cadmore End and Hambleden Valley, with 89.4 per cent of people aged 16 and over given their first dose

2) Stoke Mandeville and Aston Clinton, 88 per cent

3) Longwick, Kimble and Lacey Green, 87.1 per cent

Areas with the lowest coverage:

1) Oakridge and Castlefield, 54.2 per cent

2) Aylesbury Central, 56.6 per cent

3) Gatehouse, 56.7 per cent

Across England, 21.6 million people had received a second dose of the jab by May 30 – 48 per cent of the population aged 16 and over.

That includes 20.4 million people aged 30 and over – 57 per cent of the age group.

In total, 32.8 million people had received at least one dose of a vaccine by the same date, covering 72 per cent of people over 16.

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

The figures show 3,732 out of 4,761 eligible staff, including agency workers, at older adult care homes had received a first dose by May 30 – meaning 22 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.