100,000 Islanders are now double vaccinated against COVID-19, according to the latest official figures from NHS England.
A total of 99,574 people had received both of their vaccinations as of Sunday (29th August), with around 1,000 more people visiting a local vaccination centre every week. It means that the number will now be in excess of 100,000.
Around 83% of the Island’s 16+ population is now fully protected with 107,831 Islanders having received at least 1 jab – that’s 89% of the over 16 population locally.
The news should fill local residents and businesses with confidence as it means 9 in 10 adults (16+) on the Isle of Wight have been vaccinated.
The Island is still below average for the number of cases being identified locally, but that means less and less with every passing week as the vast majority of Islanders are protected. To date, a total of 10,138 cases have been identified on the Island – around 14% of the overall population.