Nearly half of adults in Southampton have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, figures reveal.

NHS data shows 99,061 people had received both jabs by June 20 – 48% 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, 94,036 were aged 25 and over – 59% of the age group.

It means 5,025 people aged between 16 to 25 have received both doses.

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, 68% of those aged 16 and over have had one jab.

Areas with the highest coverage:

  1. Sholing East, with 87.3% of people aged 16 and over given their first dose
  2. Bitterne South, 86.7%
  3. Harefield, 85%

Areas with the lowest coverage:

  1. Central Southampton West, 33.3%
  2. Bevois Town, 46.6%
  3. Swaythling, 50.8%

Across England, 26.4 million people had received a second dose of the jab by June 20 – 58% of the population aged over 16 and over.

That includes 25.6 million people aged 25 and over – 65% of the age group.

In total, 35.9 million people had received at least one dose of a vaccine by the same date, covering 79% of people over 16.

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

The figures show 1,014 out of 1,274 eligible staff, including agency workers, at older adult care homes had received a first dose by June 20 – meaning 20% have not had a jab.

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