More than a third of people in Southampton have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, figures reveal.

NHS data shows 78,060 people had received both jabs by May 30 – 38% of those aged 16 and over, based on the latest population estimates from the Office for National Statistics.

Of those to have received both jabs, 70,733 were aged 30 and over – 52% of the age group.

It means 7,327 people aged between 16 to 29 have received both doses.

Across England, almost half of people aged 16 and over have received their second vaccine dose.

The NHS vaccine data also reveals variation in coverage for residents who had received at least one dose between different areas across Southampton.

Across Southampton, 62% of those aged 16 and over have had one jab.

Areas with the highest coverage:

  1. Bitterne South, with 83% of people aged 16 and over given their first dose
  2. Sholing East, 82.8%
  3. Harefield, 80.7%

Areas with the lowest coverage:

  1. Central Southampton West, 27.1%
  2. Bevois Town, 39.1%
  3. Central Southampton East, 40.6%

Across England, 21.6 million people had received a second dose of the jab by May 30 – 48% of the population aged over 16 and over.

That includes 20.4 million people aged 30 and over – 57% of the age group.

In total, 32.8 million people had received at least one dose of a vaccine by the same date, covering 72% of people over 16.

Despite the success of the rollout, some staff at care homes in Southampton have not been vaccinated.

The figures show 977 out of 1265 eligible staff, including agency workers, at older adult care homes had received a first dose by May 30 – meaning 23% have not had a jab.

The Government is currently in consultation over plans to make the jab mandatory for staff over concerns for residents.