Here's how many people have now had Covid vaccines in Hertfordshire

More than nine in 10 people aged 65 and over in Herts Valley have received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine

By Holly Patel
Thursday, 25th February 2021, 4:03 pm
Updated Friday, 26th February 2021, 9:41 am

New NHS data has revealed how many coronavirus vaccines have been given out in each part of the country.

NHS England publishes weekly localised breakdown of coronavirus vaccinations administered every Thursday.

As of February 21, in the NHS Herts Valleys CCG area - which covers Dacorum, Hertsmere, St Albans, Harpenden, Watford and Three Rivers - 156,791 vaccinations had been administered.

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Here's a breakdown of the vaccinations for The NHS Herts Valleys CCG area:

> 57,070 people aged under 65 had received their first dose (32% of the population in that age group)

> 95,059 people aged over 65 had received their first dose (94% of the population in that age group)

> 1,046 people aged under 65 had received their second dose

> 3,616 people aged over 65 had received their second dose.

As of February 21, Hertfordshire and West Essex Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) had administered 383,737 - which includes the first and second dose.

The figures cover people vaccinated in the Hertfordshire and West Essex Integrated Care System area ­– a collaboration between local NHS services and councils aimed at improving health care.

Here's a breakdown of the vaccinations in Hertfordshire and West Essex:

> 128,701 people aged under 65 had received their first dose

> 53,184 people aged 65 to 69 had received their first dose

> 63,758 people aged 70 to 74 had received their first dose

> 47,550 people 75 to 79 had received their first dose

> 71,630 people aged 80 and over had received their first dose

> 3,379 people aged under 65 had received their second dose

> 239 people aged 65 to 69 had received their second dose

> 132 people aged 70 to 74 had received their second dose

> 301 people 75 to 79 had received their second dose

> 14,863 people aged 80 and over had received their second dose.

In Dacorum, all GP surgeries have joined together to form a vaccination centre at Maxted Road, in Hemel Hempstead.

Residents will be contacted by text message or a phone call from their GP to book an appointment for their vaccine.

A pharmacy in Apsley has been added to the national booking system, residents can book to have their vaccine here, if they are in the priority groups and have received a letter inviting them to have their jab.

Alternatively, residents in Dacorum can also choose to receive their vaccine at Hemel Hempstead Hospital or the mass vaccination centre at Robertson House in Stevenage, through the national booking system.

Read: These are the vaccination sites and services in Dacorum and Hertfordshire.Prime Minister Boris Johnson said first jabs had now been offered to everyone in the top four vaccine priority groups – consisting of older care home residents, care home workers, people aged over 70, frontline health and social care workers and the clinically extremely vulnerable.

Vaccinations are now being provided to those next up in the priority groups – people aged 65 and over, carers and those aged 16 and over with a condition which puts them at a higher risk of serious illness and death from Covid-19.

The Government has pledged to offer vaccinations to everyone aged over 50 by the end of April.

After the first dose of the vaccine, people should receive a follow-up jab within 12 weeks, according to current guidance.