MORE than half of people in Colchester have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, figures reveal.

NHS data shows 83,587 people had received both jabs by June 13 – 53 per cent of those aged 16 and over, based on the latest population estimates from the Office for National Statistics.

Of those to have received both jabs, 78,130 were aged 30 and over – 66 per cent of the age group.

It means 5,457 people aged between 16 to 29 have received both doses.

The NHS vaccine data also reveals variation in coverage for residents who had received at least one dose between different areas across Colchester.

Across Colchester, 74 per cent of those aged 16 and over have had one jab.

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Areas with the highest coverage:

  • Abbey Field, with 93.7 per cent of people aged 16 and over given their first dose
  • Marks Tey and Wakes Colne, 89.3 per cent
  • Prettygate and Westlands, 86.4 per cent

Areas with the lowest coverage:

  • Greenstead, 40.2 per cent
  • Wivenhoe and University, 50.3 per cent
  • New Town and Hythe, 56.4 per cent

Across England, 25.3 million people had received a second dose of the jab by June 13 – 56 per cent of the population aged over 16 and over.

That includes 23.8 million people aged 30 and over – 67 per cent of the age group.

In total, 34.7 million people had received at least one dose of a vaccine by the same date, covering 76 per cent of people over 16.