New figures show number of vaccinations given out in Lincolnshire

New NHS England figures show that nearly 50,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Lincolnshire.

Administering the vaccine in the hub in Boston

The weekly figures released on Thursday show 49,633 jabs between December 8 and January 17. It’s the first time localised figures have been released.

The data shows that of the doses given, 24,253 were aged over 80 receiving their first dose, with a further 1,562 receiving a second jab.

Some 22,682 people under the age of 80 have received their first vaccination and another 1,136 have been given their second.

The government is currently targeting priority groups including care home residents and their carers, people aged 70 years old and over, and front-line health and social care workers.

Some “spare” doses have also been issued to front line workers such as police and fire crews.

Health secretary Matt Hancock confirmed on Thursday that the UK has now given more than five million doses of the vaccine to 4.6 million people.