Four out of five adults have had one Covid jab

FOUR out of five adults have now received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccination.

Four out of five adults in the Bailiwick have received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccination. (Picture by Sophie Rabey, 29660924)
Four out of five adults in the Bailiwick have received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccination. (Picture by Sophie Rabey, 29660924)

The latest figures show that nearly 75,000 doses have been given in the Bailiwick. Of people aged over 16, 54% have had both jabs, while 26% have just had one.

It comes as older teenagers are being invited to receive their first jabs.

Currently vaccinations cannot be given to under- 16s. All islanders should be fully vaccinated by mid-August.

From 1 July people who have received their second Covid jab at least two weeks before will be able to travel freely to and from the UK, without needing to test or self-isolate.

The update to travel restrictions came last week against the backdrop of a worsening situation in the UK.

South-west England is the last English region in category two – which allows arrivals to only self-isolate until receiving a negative test result on arrival.

But the region was added to the watchlist at the weekend, as the total number of cases over 14 days rose from 20 cases per 100,000 last week, to 35 cases per 100,000.

The numbers have been rising in most regions of the UK, with north-west England seeing the biggest curve. In the last week its 14-day total has risen from 161 cases per 100,000 people to 260.

Jersey has recently tightened its arrival regime, but the number of active cases have risen to 30 over the weekend. These were found through a mixture of people seeking healthcare, inbound travellers and contact tracing.

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