The COVID-19 vaccination programme began in England on the 8th December 2020.
To begin with vaccinations were administered in NHS hospital hubs although from the 14th December, vaccinations were also administered through local vaccination services such as GP practices and then in care homes from the 21st December. In the new year (from 11th January 2021) Vaccination Centres such as sports stadiums also started providing vaccinations.
Vaccine supplies are growing as fast as possible as are the local centres which are delivering them. However, it is anticipated that it will take until summer/autumn months of 2021 before all adults have been offered a COVID-19 vaccine.
The table shows the number of people who have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in West Sussex districts.
|Area||Number of individuals aged 18+ receiving at least one dose||Proportion (aged 18+)||Number of individuals aged 18-64 receiving at least one dose||Proportion (aged 18-64)||Number of individuals aged 65 and over receiving at least one dose||Proportion (aged 65+)|
Data source: https://coronavirus-staging.data.gov.uk
It should be noted that we do not know exactly how many people have been offered a vaccine or how many are eligible (e.g. some health and social care staff of any age are eligible, or those who are clinically vulnerable) and so cannot say if uptake is better or worse in some areas than others.
The data provided by NHS England specify the number of individuals under the age of 30 who have been vaccinated, it is assumed that this figure does not include any individuals under the age of 16, as they are not currently eligible for vaccination. As such, the population denominator used excludes those aged 0-15.