Local Coronavirus Update
February 5, 2021
From data available as of Thursday, over 1.2 million people have now received a coronavirus vaccine in the North East and Yorkshire contributing to the major milestone of over 10 million vaccinations being administered nationally. One fifth of the adult population has now received a vaccine dose putting us on course to drive away this dreaded virus.
In the Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership, which stretches across North Yorkshire to North Lincolnshire, 92.5% of over 80s and 85.3% of 75-79 year olds have received a vaccine. As of the end of January, all eligible residents and staff of care homes in North Yorkshire had been offered a vaccine with only those who could not yet receive an inoculation due to an ongoing outbreak or recovery awaiting their jab.
In York, vaccinations continue at a good pace with those over 70 now being invited to receive their jab as locally we look set to hit the national target of having the top four priority groups vaccinated by mid-February. This is down the excellent work of NHS staff, volunteers and armed forces personnel who have been working at our local vaccination sites. Nimbuscare, who are comprised of 11 local GP practices and operate the Askham Bar site, posted impressive figures this week of delivery of over 1800 jabs per day.
As we look beyond the mid-February target, it was announced this week that the next goal would be to offer a vaccine to everyone in priority groups 1-9 by May. This includes all over 50s, vulnerable groups and health and care staff.