Coronavirus: more than a million jabs given in Dorset

OVER one million Covid-19 vaccines have been distributed across Dorset thanks to the tireless efforts of county medical staff and volunteers.

This magnificent feat now brings the total number of doses administered across Dorset to 1,001,740, according to the latest NHS data.

Figures released by NHS England show that a total of 480,703 vaccines have been administered in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, as of Saturday 26 June.

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There were 266,284 first doses administered through BCP, with 213,570 residents also receiving their second jab.

In wider Dorset, 284,365 first doses were given and 236,672 residents received their second dose, for a total of 521,037.

Among people aged 80 and over in the county, 57,947 people received their first dose and 55,887 people received both doses.

In the 75 to 79 age group, 38,599 people received two doses.

Of those aged 70 to 74, 50,774 received both doses, as did 45,295 people aged 65 to 69 and 48,532 people aged 60 to 64.

In the 55-59 age group, 51,341 residents have had both vaccines, 47,343 people aged 50 to 54 have had them and 35,657 aged 45 to 49 have had their dose.

A total of 26,935 people aged 40 to 44 received the two doses with a count of 16,543 for those aged 35 to 39, while 13,041 people aged 30 to 34 received both injections.

Among people aged 25 to 29, 9,694 people received both vaccines and among those under 25, 10,601 people received both vaccines in Dorset.

There were 6,944,106 doses administered in the South West and 64,474,260 throughout England.

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