Figures reveal which parts of the Banbury area have the highest and lowest Covid vaccine coverage
Nearly half of people in the Cherwell district have received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine
Nearly half of people in the Cherwell district have received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, figures reveal.
NHS data shows 55,557 people had received a vaccine jab by March 14 – equating to 46% of those aged 16 and over, according to the latest population estimates from the Office for National Statistics.
Of those vaccinated, 39,357 were aged 55 or over – 85% of the age group.
It means 16,200 people aged between 16 and 54 have received a first dose of the vaccine.
The data also reveals variation in coverage between different areas across the Cherwell district.
The proportion of residents prioritised for vaccinations, such as those aged over 55, is one factor that could affect vaccine coverage.
Areas with the highest coverage:
1) Cropredy, Wroxton & Shennington, with 59.7% of people aged 16 and over given their first dose
2) Sibford, Hook Norton & Milcombe, 56.4%
3) Kidlington North, 54.7%
Areas with the lowest coverage:
1) Bicester North, 33.1%
2) Banbury Grimsbury, 34.3%
3) Bicester South, 36.3%
Across England, 20.7 million people had received their first dose of a vaccine by March 14, covering 45% of the population aged 16 and over.
That includes 14.5 million people aged 55 and over – 85% of the age group.
A small number of people are not included due to their age being unknown.
The Government has pledged to offer vaccinations to everyone aged over 50 by the end of April.