More than half of Lincolnshire's population have received Covid-19 vaccination

Almost 370,000 first doses of the Covid-19 vaccine have now been administered in Lincolnshire, along with 16,724 second doses, meaning 57.7 per cent of the county’s eligible population have received a jab.

Altogether 386,476 jabs have taken place between December 8, and March 21. Of those, 369,752 were first doses.

The figures show 303,445 people over the age of 50 have received their first vaccination and another 12,591 have been given their second.

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Some 66,307 people aged under 50 have received their first dose, with a further 4,133 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.

Almost 370,000 first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have now been administered in Lincolnshire, along with 16,724 second doses (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

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Amid concerns over vaccine supply, health bosses in Lincolnshire said there will be enough vaccine doses to cover the first phase of the government’s rollout and some second doses as well. This has been demonstrated by the rise in jabs.

However, the national medical director for the NHS is urging the remaining unvaccinated over-50s to book their Covid -19 jab ahead of a vaccine slowdown.

Professor Stephen Powis has called on anyone who is eligible but has not yet received a first jab to book an appointment.

The NHS is expecting a slowdown in the UK vaccine supply for the whole of April due to a delayed shipment from AstraZeneca’s Indian manufacturing facility, meaning medics will concentrate on delivering second doses, with fewer first appointments available.