90,000 receive covid vaccine in Harrogate as first doses drop


Apr 8, 2021
The vaccine centre at the Great Yorkshire Showground.

More than 90,000 people in the Harrogate district have received a covid vaccine but the number of first doses dropped dramatically last week due to supply shortages.

According to NHS England figures, a total of 93,618 people in the district have had a first jab.

The number is an increase of 1,325 on last week, which is down on the previous weekly increase of 10,175.

Last month, NHS officials wrote to GPs across the country and warned there would be a “significant reduction in weekly supply” from March 29.

No first doses of vaccines are being offered to the under-50s at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate this month.

The total number of first vaccines in the district includes:

  • 10,682 people aged over 80 
  • 7,290 between 75 and 79
  • 10,008 between 70 and 74
  • 9,204 between 65 and 69
  • 10,691 between 60 and 64
  • 12,152 between 55 and 59
  • 11,529 between 50 and 54
  • 22,062 people aged under 50

The data also shows North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group has given 245,899 first doses and 38,899 second doses so far.

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Last week, Amanda Bloor, accountable officer for North Yorkshire CCG, said it would focus on as “maximum coverage as possible” for those who have not been vaccinated in the first nine priority groups.

Meanwhile, no covid deaths have been recorded at Harrogate District Hospital since March 29.

The death toll at the hospital remains at 178 since the start of the pandemic.

Just five cases of covid have been confirmed in the district in the last 24 hours, according to Public Health England.

It takes the total number of cases since March last year to 7,608.

The district’s seven-day covid rate has increased slightly to 12 infections per 100,000 people.

The North Yorkshire rate stands at 26 and the England average is 30.

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