Two-thirds of Eastbourne have received first dose of Covid-19 vaccine

Two-thirds of people in Eastbourne have received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, figures reveal.

Friday, 9th April 2021, 11:34 am
Victoria Medical Centre (VMC) Vaccination Clinic inside The Beacon shopping centre in Eastbourne. Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine SUS-210901-143340001

NHS data shows 57,260 people had received a vaccine jab by April 4 – equating to 67% of those aged 16 and over, according to the latest population estimates from the Office for National Statistics.

Of those vaccinated, 42,182 were aged 50 or over – 91% of the age group.

It means 15,078 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 Eastbourne.

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) Ratton, with 73.6% of people aged 16 and over given their first dose

2) Old Town & Motcombe, 73.6%

3) Meads, 71.5%

Areas with the lowest coverage:

1) Pier, 52.1%

2) King Edward’s Parade, 58.9%

3) Roselands, 64.4%.

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.

That includes 19.8 million people aged 50 and over – 94% of the age group.

The figures also show that 4.3 million people have had a second dose of the jab.

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