SIX months on from the start of the national Covid vaccine rollout, more than 180,000 jabs have been given on the Isle of Wight — with 55.5 per cent of residents fully vaccinated.
Latest figures from NHS England show in the week up to June 6, 5,399 vaccines were given out on the Island, taking the total number to 180,166.
So far, 98,324 Islanders have had their first vaccine, since December 8, with age cohorts continuing to lower.
Earlier in the week, 25 to 29 year-olds became the latest age group to be invited to book their vaccine appointment.
The number of those under 30 having their first vaccine continues to increase — with figures showing 7,138 now had their first jab — as vaccine hubs work through GP patient lists which has, in some areas, allowed the vaccine to go to younger people than the national guidelines.
More second vaccines continue to be given on the Island, with the data, recorded by the National Immunisation Management Service (NIMS), showing more than seven times the amount of second vaccines were given than first vaccines.
In the week between May 31 and June 6, only 614 first vaccines were given compared to 4,785 second.
In total, 81,842 Island residents have now received both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, protecting them against the worst symptoms and illness that could be contracted should you get the virus.
St Mary’s Hospital today (Thursday) reported there were no Covid positive patients on its wards but staff continue to be vigilant as it is a position that changes frequently.