Lincolnshire coronavirus: more than 400,000 Lincolnshire residents have their first dose of Covid vaccine

More than 400,000 Lincolnshire residents have now received their first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, along with more than 31,430 second doses — meaning nearly 70% of the county’s eligible population have received a jab.

Medical director of the Grantham and Sleaford Primary Care Network of surgeries, Dr Adriaan Van Biljon, celebrates hitting over 50,000 vaccinations in the area two weeks ago. EMN-210322-175358001

The weekly data released on Thursday shows altogether 436,083 jabs have taken place between December 8 and March 28 — up 49,607, but a drop in administrations from 51,470 the week prior.

Some 404,653 of those were people receiving their first dose.

The figures show 320,754 people over the age of 50 have received their first vaccination and another 23,897 have been given their second.

Some 83,899 people aged under 50 have received their first dose, with a further 7,533 receiving a second jab. This includes those aged between 16 to 64 who are clinically vulnerable and at more risk of serious symptoms of coronavirus.

According to the statistics released by the NHS, East Lindsey has vaccinated the most people with at least one dose – a total of 85,727 and topping the leaderboard for all age categories over 55.

However, South Kesteven District Council, which has seen 76,518 residents jabbed, has seen the highest number of under 55s jabbed – a total of 25,065.

Boston and Lincoln, however, despite hosting the county’s first vaccine centres, both come bottom of the pile with 33,167 and 41,376 doses issued respectively

Office for National Statistics estimates put the total population at 629,926, meaning that 69.23% have now received a jab.

In North Lincolnshire, a total of 99,561 (12,436 second doses) vaccines have been distributed and 82,523 (6,429 second doses) have received a jab in North East Lincolnshire.