Three in five people in Bedford fully vaccinated against Covid-19 - but Cauldwell and Queen's Park are lagging behind

100% of those in Wootton and Stewartby have had their first jab

Friday, 25th June 2021, 4:16 pm

Three in five people in Bedford have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, figures reveal.

NHS data shows 80,033 people had received both jabs by June 20 – 59 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, 77,892 were aged 25 and over – 65 per cent of the age group.

Wootton and Stewartby has the highest coverage while Cauldwell has the lowest
Wootton and Stewartby has the highest coverage while Cauldwell has the lowest

It means 2,141 people aged between 16 to 25 have received both doses.

The NHS vaccine data also reveals variation in coverage for residents who had received at least one dose between different areas across Bedford.

Across Bedford, 85 per cent of those aged 16 and over have had one jab.

AREAS WITH THE HIGHEST COVERAGE

1) Wootton and Stewartby, with 100 per cent of people aged 16 and over given their first dose

2) Bromham and Biddenham, 99.1 per cent

3) Riseley and Sharnbrook, 95.4 per cent

AREAS WITH THE LOWEST COVERAGE

1) Cauldwell, 68.7 per cent

2) Queens Park, 69.2 per cent

3) Harpur, 73.6 per cent

Across England, 26.4 million people had received a second dose of the jab by June 20 – 58 per cent of the population aged over 16 and over.

That includes 25.6 million people aged 25 and over – 65 per cent of the age group.

In total, 35.9 million people had received at least one dose of a vaccine by the same date, covering 79 per cent of people over 16.

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

The figures show 1,561 out of 1,888 eligible staff, including agency workers, at older adult care homes had received a first dose by June 20 – meaning 17 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.