Hexham MP Guy Opperman has welcomed the Government’s Vaccines Delivery Plan – the biggest vaccination programme in British history – that sets ambitious targets as the government continues to ramp up its vaccine rollout.
Already in the Hexham Constituency, just over 41% per cent of the population have received a vaccine – and with the programme averaging more than 2.5 million doses a week, the Prime Minister is aiming to have offered every adult a vaccine by the end of July. The figure here in the Hexham Constituency is the third highest percentage in England.
The United Kingdom is leading the way with its vaccination programme. So far, more than 18.6 million people have received a vaccine – equivalent to 1 in 3 adults. This is the third highest per capita, behind only the UAE and Israel. In addition, only two countries have administered more doses than the United Kingdom – China and the USA.
Everyone in the top four priority groups has now been offered a vaccine, as invites are now going out those in priority groups 5 to 9. The latest figures now show that two thirds of those aged 65 to 69 have now been vaccinated.
Guy Opperman said:
‘The NHS vaccination programme, the biggest in our country’s history, has been a fantastic success story and showcases the very best of collaboration across the entire United Kingdom. I would like to thank everyone involved in this enormous effort, without whom, this would not be possible.
‘Here in the Tyne Valley and Ponteland it’s great to see that so many people have received the vaccine - an incredible 4 in 10 of the adult population. This fantastic achievement is testament to the amazing efforts locally of the NHS, our GP surgeries and many support workers and volunteers. We are defeating this virus by the hundreds of thousands of jabs going into people’s arms every day, giving us hope as we look to a route back to normality – and Hexham is leading the way!’
The table below contains NHS England data on the number of people who have received at least a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination, by constituency. It also uses Office for National Statistics experimental population estimates to approximate this number as a percentage of the total population.
Please note that these are only approximate vaccine uptake percentages because:
- The data on vaccinations are early management information, published for the first time on 25th February by NHS England.
- The ONS population estimates are experimental statistics, as there is greater uncertainty in population estimates for smaller areas.