Half have had two doses of vaccine

HALF of Guernsey’s adults have now received both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, as the vaccination programme continues to power forward.

(Picture by Sophie Rabey, 29634204)
(Picture by Sophie Rabey, 29634204)

People in their early 20s are getting their first doses this week, putting Guernsey on track to offer one dose of a vaccine to all adults by 1 July.

The vaccination programme kicked off in Guernsey in mid-December. Since then more than 71,000 doses have been given, mostly at the community vaccination centre at Beau Sejour.

The 50% landmark for both doses for over-16s was passed yesterday. Nearly 30% of adults have only received the first dose.

Uptake cannot be calculated until all adults have been given the option to be vaccinated, but it is known that more than 90% of over 50s have taken the vaccine.

While it is not mandatory, vaccinated individuals look set to be able to travel off-island and abroad more easily.

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