Over 100,000 doses of coronavirus vaccine have been administered to Islanders according to the latest available figures.

NHS England data shows that 87,020 first doses have now been administered on the Isle of Wight, with 14,096 people now having received their second dose of vaccine. In the week between 21st March and 28th March, 12,125 vaccinations were given, with 7,850 of those being second doses.

It has been the national view to immunise as many people as possible with the first dose to protect people from the more severe symptoms of COVID-19 – an approach that appears to be working.

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Figures from the Office for National Statistics show that 97.7% of those aged over 80 have now received their first dose, with 100% of those aged between 75 and 79 having had their first jab.

In total, on the Isle of Wight, 101,116 vaccination doses have now been handed out. The news comes as people aged between 50 to 54 now have access to vaccinations, and are able to book their appointments.

Island Echo