Over 465,000 receive both doses of Covid vaccine in Black Country and Staffordshire

More than 465,000 people in the Black Country and Staffordshire have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, figures reveal.

The figures show the amount of people who have had received both coronavirus jabs by May 16.

NHS data shows 98,553 people have received both jabs by May 16 – 38 per cent of those aged 16 and over, based on the latest population estimates from the Office for National Statistics. Areas with the highest coverage include Kingswinford North, Wall Heath and Kingswinford South, while areas with the lowest coverage includes Brierley Hill, Kates Hill and New Dock and Eve Hill.

A total of 83,744 people in Sandwell had received both jabs by that date – 33 per cent of those aged 16 and over. Areas with the highest coverage included Great Barr, Rowley West and Warley South, while areas with the lowest coverage includes Smethwick East, Smethwick South and Oldbury and Rood End.

In Walsall, 83,444 people had received both jabs by May 16 – 38 per cent of those aged 16 and over. Areas with the highest coverage includes Aldridge North, Streetly North and Walsall South East, while areas with the lowest coverage included Walsall Central, Walsall Ryecroft and Walsall West.

The data shows 72,570 people in Wolverhampton had received two doses by May 16 – 35 per cent of those aged 16 and over. Areas with the highest coverage included Tettenhall South, Compton and Merryhill North, and Upper Penn, while areas with the lowest coverage includes Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton Central and Heath Town.

A total of 51,186 people in Stafford had received both doses by May 16 – 45 per cent of those 16 and over. Areas with the highest coverage includes Fulford and Meir Heath, Weeping Cross and Brocton, and Rowley and Derrington, while areas with the lowest coverage includes Central Stafford, Stafford North East, and Highfields and Burton Manor.

In South Staffordshire, 42,785 people had received both jabs by May 16 – 45 per cent of those aged 16 and over. Areas with the highest coverage included Kinver, Codsall, and Penkridge and Acton Trussell, while areas with the lowest coverage includes Featherstone West, Coven and Shareshill, Huntington, and Perton East.

And the data shows 32,940 people in Cannock Chase had received both doses of the vaccine by May 16 – 40 per cent of those aged 16 and over. Areas with the highest coverage include Norton Canes, Rugeley North and Etchinghill, and Cannock West and Mill Green, while areas with the lowest coverage included Cannock South, Hawks Green, and Hednesford Central.

Across England, 17.1 million people had received a second dose of the jab by May 16 – 38 per cent of the population aged over 16 and over.

That includes 15.1 million people aged 40 and over – 53 per cent of the age group.

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