Half of people in Southampton have received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, figures reveal.

NHS data shows 104,376 people had received a vaccine jab by April 11 – 51% of those aged 16 and over, according to the latest population estimates from the Office for National Statistics.

Of those vaccinated, 67,816 were aged 50 and over – 94% of the age group.

It means 36,560 people aged between 16 to 49 have received a first dose of the vaccine.

The data also reveals variation in coverage between different areas across Southampton.

The proportion of residents prioritised for vaccinations, such as those aged 50 and over, is one factor that could affect vaccine coverage.

Areas with the highest coverage:

  1. Sholing East, with 69.9% of people aged 16 and over given their first dose
  2. Bitterne South, 68.7%
  3. Aldermoor & Lordswood, 68.2%

Areas with the lowest coverage:

  1. Central Southampton West, 20.7%
  2. Bevois Town, 29.2%
  3. Central Southampton East, 30%.

Across England, 26.9 million people had received their first dose of a vaccine by April 11, covering 59% of the population aged 16 and over.

That includes 20 million people aged 50 and over – 95% of the age group.

The figures also show that 6.4 million people have had a second dose of the jab – 14% of people over 16.

A small number of people are not included due to their age being unknown.