150,000 vaccine doses administered
Over 150,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have now been administered to Islanders as of Wednesday 8 September.
The latest vaccination statistics show that 87% of over 18s have had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 84% of the same group are fully vaccinated.
Additionally, 45% of 16- and 17-year-olds have received at least one dose.
Key statistics as of 12 September 2021:
- 97% of those over 50 years have received two doses of the vaccine
- 89% of those over 30 years have received two doses of the vaccine
- 67% of those aged 18-29 have received at least one vaccine dose.
Head of the Vaccination Programme, Becky Sherrington, said: “This is an incredible milestone that we have reached, I am extremely proud of the vaccination team for all their efforts, and I would like to thank Islanders for their commitment to protecting themselves and other Islanders against COVID-19.
“I am very pleased with the uptake in young adults and I continue to encourage all Islanders who are eligible for their vaccination to book their appointments or attend the rock up clinics. Today, we launch another set of pop-up vaccine clinics making it easier for Islanders to get vaccinated.”
Assistant Minister for Health and Social Services, Deputy Trevor Pointon, said: “This is excellent news and I am extremely thankful to Islanders who have helped protect each other throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We have recently entered Stage 7 and the number of vaccinated Islanders is continuing to grow. It is important that Islanders afford themselves good protection against COVID-19 by getting vaccinated as this remains the best way to protect yourself from serious illness.”
Islanders can book appointments or attend a rock up session by visiting www.gov.je/coronavirus/vaccine or by calling the helpline on 0800 735 5566.