Coronavirus latest: Nearly half of Luton adults have received first vaccine jab as areas with highest coverage revealed
Nearly half of all adults in Luton have received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, figures reveal.
NHS data shows 79,320 people in the town had received a vaccine jab by April 4. This equates to around 49% of those aged 16 and over, according to the latest population estimates from the Office for National Statistics.
Of those vaccinated, 53,718 were aged 50 or over – 89% of the age group.
It means 25,602 people aged between 16 and 49 have received a first dose of the vaccine.
The data also reveals variation in coverage between different areas across Luton.
The proportion of residents prioritised for vaccinations, such as those aged over 50, is one factor that could affect vaccine coverage.
Areas with the highest coverage:
1) Warden Hill, with 67.8% of people aged 16 and over given their first dose
2) Bramingham, 67.7%
3) Stopsley North, 66%
Areas with the lowest coverage:
1) Central Luton & Park Town, 27%
2) New Town, 30.3%
3) Dallow Road, 34.5%.
Across England, 26.6 million people had received their first dose of a vaccine by April 4, covering 58% of the population aged 16 and over.