Covid vaccines handed out in each area of Berkshire

BRACKNELL Forest and Windsor and Maidenhead are leading the way for vaccinating residents aged 55-59, new figures reveal.

The two boroughs have given at least one dose of the vaccine to 42.8 and 47.5 per cent of adults in this age group since jabs started being handed out in December 2020.

These figures trump the data given for the four other local authority areas in Berkshire, which all lag behind with under 40 per cent of their 55-59 population given at least one jab, according to NHS England.

Dr Jan Maniera local GP and clinical director for south Westminster primary care network administers an injection of the Astra Zeneca coronavirus vaccine to Chief Executive of the National Health Service Sir Simon Stevens at Westminster Abbey, London.

Dr Jan Maniera local GP and clinical director for south Westminster primary care network administers an injection of the Astra Zeneca coronavirus vaccine to Chief Executive of the National Health Service Sir Simon Stevens at Westminster Abbey, London.

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However, it is Wokingham borough and West Berkshire that lead the way with the highest percentages in all other age group categories except for the under 55 population.

The two boroughs have given at least one dose to 95.37 per cent (Wokingham) and 96.14 per cent of their 80-and-over population.

On the other end of the scale, Reading borough and Slough borough have consistently given the smallest percentage of vaccines in every age group from 60-64 to 80 and older.

In the 60-64 age grouping, Slough lags 22 percentage points behind West Berkshire.

READ MORE: Why Slough and Reading’s vaccine uptake is lower than the rest of Berkshire’s

Three vaccines have been approved for use in the UK:

  • Pfizer/BioNTech
  • Oxford/AstraZeneca

Each uses a two dose-system. In the UK, the second dose is being given within 12 weeks of the first.

Gillian Bruce co-ordinator with the immunisation team at NHS Forth Valley loads a syringe with a vaccine at Forth Valley Colleges Stirling campus as the Scottish Government announces it has vaccinated over two million people, as lockdown measures for

Gillian Bruce co-ordinator with the immunisation team at NHS Forth Valley loads a syringe with a vaccine at Forth Valley College’s Stirling campus as the Scottish Government announces it has vaccinated over two million people, as lockdown measures for

All figures correct as of Sunday, March 14 (data published March 18).

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