Two-thirds of people in Chichester district have had their first Covid vaccine

Nearly two-thirds of people in the Chichester district have received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, figures reveal.

Friday, 26th March 2021, 2:44 pm
Midhurst Pharmacy has taken over the community hall to run a pharmacy-led vaccination centre. Pic Steve Robards
Midhurst Pharmacy has taken over the community hall to run a pharmacy-led vaccination centre. Pic Steve Robards

NHS data shows 65,439 people had received a vaccine jab by March 21 – equating to 65 per cent of those aged 16 and over, according to the latest population estimates from the Office for National Statistics.

Of those vaccinated, 54,704 were aged 50 or over – 92 per cent of the age group.

It means 10,735 people aged between 16 and 49 have received a first dose of the vaccine.

Midhurst Pharmacy has taken over the community hall to run a pharmacy-led vaccination centre. Pic Steve Robards

The data also reveals variation in coverage between different areas across Chichester.

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) Selsey, with 75 per cent of people aged 16 and over given their first dose

2) Midhurst & Cocking, 74.5 per cent

3) Westbourne & Funtington, 71 per cent

Areas with the lowest coverage:

1) Central Chichester, 52.5 per cent

2) College Lane & Oaklands, 52.9 per cent

3) Tangmere, Mundham & Hunston, 58.4 per cent

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Across England, 23.7 million people had received their first dose of a vaccine by March 21, covering 52 per cent of the population aged 16 and over.

That includes 18.3 million people aged 50 and over – 87 per cent of the age group.

The figures also show that 1.6 million people have had a second dose of the jab.

A small number of people are not included due to their age being unknown.