One fifth of people over 45 in Luton fully vaccinated against Covid-19

A fifth of people aged 45 and over in Luton have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, figures reveal.

Friday, 30th April 2021, 11:33 am
Updated Friday, 30th April 2021, 11:34 am
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A fifth of people aged 45 and over in Luton have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, figures reveal.

NHS data shows 28,613 people had received both jabs by April 25 – 18% 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, 23,749 were aged 45 and over – 32% of the age group.

It means 4,864 people aged between 16 and 44 have received both doses.

The figures also show 84,156 people in Luton have received at least one jab – 52% of those aged 16 and over.

It comes as the Government announced an extra 60 million doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus jab have been secured for a booster vaccination programme in the autumn.

Jonathan Van-Tam, England’s deputy chief medical officer, has said the vaccine could reduce a third wave of the virus, but warned it was “inconceivable” that there will not be further bumps in the road.