29% Islanders over 18 are fully vaccinated
The COVID-19 Vaccination Programme continues to roll out at speed, with 29% of Islanders aged over 18 now being fully vaccinated against COVID-19
The latest figures – up to Sunday 11 April - include the numbers of vaccinations offered to people aged between 45-49, vaccination of this age group began on 11 April.
As of Sunday 11 April, 30% of 45-49 year olds had already received their first dose and vaccinations have continued into this week, with the 40-44 age group vaccines beginning on 14 April.
Key figures at Sunday 11 April include:
- A total of 70,859 first and second doses have been administered
- 29% of all Islanders aged 18 years are fully vaccinated
- 90% of 80+ are fully vaccinated
- 90% of care home residents are fully vaccinated
- 85% of care home staff are fully vaccinated
- 74% of front-line healthcare workers are fully vaccinated
- 84% of clinically extremely vulnerable (high risk) aged 16 to 69 years have received a first dose
- 78% of clinically at risk (moderate risk) have received a first dose
This means that Jersey has now provided 65.73 doses of the COVID-19 Vaccine per 100 people. This compares with Guernsey, (64.0 per 100), England (59.42 per 100), Wales (67.11 per 100), Scotland (59.65 per 100) and Northern Ireland (54.18 per 100).
Minister for Health and Social Services, Deputy Richard Renouf, said: “We’ve seen an encouraging take-up of the vaccination from the 45-49 age group since bookings opened on Friday 9 April.
“Although people in this age group are less likely to experience serious complications if they develop COVID-19, it’s still vitally important that they are vaccinated. Vaccination is the best protection against severe illness, and will mean fewer hospital admissions, and lower mortality rates.”
Government of Jersey News Release.