More than two in five people in Eden have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, figures reveal.
NHS data shows 18,955 people had received a vaccine jab by March 7 – equating to 42 per cent of those aged 16 and over, according to the latest population estimates from the Office for National Statistics.
Of those vaccinated, 15,178 were aged 60 or over – 82 per cent of the age group.
It means 3,777 people aged between 16 and 59 have received a first dose of the vaccine.
The data also reveals variation in coverage between different areas across Eden.
The proportion of residents prioritised for vaccinations, such as those aged over 60, is one factor that could affect vaccine coverage.
Areas with the highest coverage:
- Penrith Outer, with 45.7 per cent of people aged 16 and over given their first dose
- Appleby, Shap and Kirkby Thore, 43.9 per cent
- Kirkby Stephen, Tebay & Brough, 42.9 per cent
Areas with the lowest coverage:
- Penrith Central & West, 34.5 per cent
- Hesket, Lazonby & Skelton, 40 per cent
- Langwathby, Kirkoswald & Alston Moor, 41.8 per cent
Across England, 19 million people had received their first dose of a vaccine by March 7, covering 42 per cent of the population aged 16 and over.
That includes 12 million people aged 60 and over – 89 per cent of the age group.
A small number of people are not included due to their age being unknown.
The Government has pledged to offer vaccinations to everyone aged over 50 by the end of April.