We are now averaging 2.5 million vaccine doses a week across the U.K. On Monday, 352,480 more people got their first dose and we're on track to offer 15 million people across the UK their first dose by 15 February.
In Rutland we have now administered a first vaccination to 8,125 residents, including:
- 99.3% of patients aged over 80,
- 95.6% of those aged between 75-79
- 81.6% of those aged 70-74
- Residents of all 11 care homes,
- Approximately 800 health and social care staff, and
- 118 housebound patients.
Especially with the outbreak at HMP Stocken this is deeply reassuring, and means we have given a first vaccination to over a quarter of Rutland’s adult population, which is in line with the national programme where 1 in 4 people in the U.K. have received their first vaccination. Thank you to all those working to vaccinate our community.
Although I don’t have an update on vaccinations in Melton and Harborough since 2nd February, I await them.
As of 2nd February, in Melton:
- All residents over 80 years old have now been offered the vaccine.
- All eligible care homes have been visited and residents and staff offered the vaccine, and a large proportion of housebound patients have been vaccinated.
- All local practice staff and some pharmacy staff have also had their first vaccine.
I am pleased that as of yesterday, Melton’s rate per 100,000 is down to 167.9 per 100,000, the lowest in Leicestershire and Rutland, and Harborough is the second lowest with 173.8 per 100,000.
This shows how much we continue to pull together as communities to defeat the virus.