Coronavirus: Nearly two-thirds of people in Chorley have received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine
A breakdown of vaccination coverage in different areas of Chorley has been revealed by the Office for National Statistics.
NHS data shows 61,387 people had received a vaccine jab by April 11 – 64% of those aged 16 and over, according to the latest population estimates from the Office for National Statistics.
Of those vaccinated, 46,250 were aged 50 and over – 97% of the age group.
It means 15,137 people aged between 16 to 49 have received a first dose of the vaccine.
The data also reveals variation in coverage between different areas across Chorley.
The proportion of residents prioritised for vaccinations, such as those aged 50 and over, is one factor that could affect vaccine coverage.
Areas with the highest coverage:
1) Brindle & Withnell, with 71.4% of people aged 16 and over given their first dose
2) Euxton, 71.1%
3) Eccleston & Charnock Richard, 70.3%
Areas with the lowest coverage:
1) Chorley South West, 55.5%
2) Chorley East, 56.9%
3) Chorley Town & South, 58.5%.
Across England, 26.9 million people had received their first dose of a vaccine by April 11, covering 59% of the population aged 16 and over.
That includes 20 million people aged 50 and over – 95% of the age group.
The figures also show that 6.4 million people have had a second dose of the jab – 14% of people over 16.
A small number of people are not included due to their age being unknown.