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How many people have had a first Covid-19 vaccination dose in each of Suffolk's districts?




More than half of all adults in every district in Suffolk have had a Covid jab, the latest figures reveal.

The number of those in the county to receive their first dose of vaccine is now more than 385,000, as of March 21.

That figure is believed to be even higher, as this week officials said that Suffolk had the highest rate of Covid-19 vaccinations anywhere in the UK, as of March 25.

More than half of all adults in every district in Suffolk have had a Covid jab, the latest figures reveal
More than half of all adults in every district in Suffolk have had a Covid jab, the latest figures reveal

The Local Outbreak Engagement Board meeting heard that more than half a million people in the county have now had a jab, with 60 per cent of the population of Suffolk and North East Essex (SNEE) having had a first dose.

That made it the top in the UK as of Thursday for vaccinating the top nine priority groups - over 50s, care home residents and those most at risk.

And data published by NHS England on March 25 - for the period between December 8, 2020, and March 21, 2021 - shows how many people have had a first jab by district.

It comes as this week officials said that Suffolk had the highest rate of Covid-19 vaccinations anywhere in the UK. Picture by Mecha Morton
It comes as this week officials said that Suffolk had the highest rate of Covid-19 vaccinations anywhere in the UK. Picture by Mecha Morton

Leading the way is East Suffolk, where 137,409 people have been jabbed - equating to around 66 per cent of the adult population.

Vaccine clinics in Babergh have given a first jab to the next highest percentage of adults, with 65 per cent, where 50,004 residents have received a first dose.

Mid Suffolk is third with 64 per cent - 56,124 people, followed by West Suffolk where 56 per cent of adults (81,818) have had a vaccination.

And in Ipswich, 55 per cent of adults have had at least one jab, equating to 60,394 people.

The number of those in the county to receive their first dose of vaccine has now topped 385,000, as of March 21
The number of those in the county to receive their first dose of vaccine has now topped 385,000, as of March 21

While those numbers will have increased over the last few days, the rollout is likely to slow down in the coming weeks, as Suffolk and North East Essex (SNEE) Covid-19 Vaccine Service has confirmed there will be a reduction in weekly supply available from manufacturers beginning in the week commencing March 29.

A statement on the SNEE Covid-19 Vaccine Service website says this will meant the volumes of first doses will be 'constrained', but people due to receive a second dose will still get one.

"The predictions are that this will be for a four-week period, as a result of reductions in national inbound vaccines supply," it adds.

"So the NHS is planning accordingly. The national vaccination delivery programme was designed to be flexible, scaled up and diversified in line with fluctuating international vaccine supplies. We have planned for this."

The team say that during this period, the priority will be on the most vulnerable in cohorts 1 to 12, and from April, those who have had a first dose will be entitled to a second dose, which they said are 'very important'.

Meanwhile, the UK is expecting to receive its first shipment of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine next month, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden confirmed today.

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