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Coronavirus vaccines surpass one million across Kent and Medway

As of the 4th of April 2021, over one million vaccines have been given across Kent and Medway.

The official figures up to the 4th of April were 1,042,455More than 889,000 of these are first doses, with the number of second doses rising. 

As of the 15th of April, over 213,000 people have now had their second dose, including 64% of frontline health staff.

Kent and Medway has an estimated population of 1,878,161. As of the 15th of April, about 59% of people living across Kent and Medway have received their first coronavirus vaccine, and about 11% have received their second.

Chart representing number of people who have had a vaccine across Kent and Medway

The latest data from the Kent and Medway Clinical Commissioning Group shows more than 87% of the top nine priority groups have been vaccinated with at least one dose. Over 80% of all nine priority groups have had at least one vaccine.

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Vaccinations received per cohort: 

  • Cohorts 1-4 (over 70 years, health and care staff, care home residents): 93% 
  • Cohort 5 (65-69 years): 90% 
  • Cohort 6 (clinically vulnerable aged 16-64): 82% 
  • Cohort 7 (60-64 years): 86% 
  • Cohort 8 (55-59 years): 85% 
  • Cohort 9 (50-54 years): 81% 

More than 30 million people have been vaccinated under the UK vaccination programme.

First dose

So far, the cohort which has received the highest number of first doses is the under 50 group.  

208,106 under 50’s have received their first dose.  

The cohort who has the lowest number of vaccine recipients is people aged 75-79 years old.  

Here is the ranking of the highest to the lowest number of first doses received in each cohort: 

Highest – under 50’s (208,106) 

55-59 (117,504) 

50-54 (116,668) 

60-64 (102,271) 

70-74 (97,324) 

Over 80’s (93,946) 

65-69 (90,139) 

Lowest – 75-79 (71,235) 

Second dose

But, when looking at the number of people that have received their second dose across Kent and Medway, more over 80’s have received it than any other cohort. This probably comes down to the fact that they were one of the first cohort’s to be offered the vaccine and they have therefore been the first to be able to book in their second dose.  

But, it is the cohort of under 50’s who are next in receiving their second dose. 

Here is the ranking of the highest to the lowest number of second doses received in each cohort: 

Highest – over 80’s (67,968) 

Under 50’s (48,620) 

75-79 (30,241) 

70-74 (19,500) 

55-59 (13,535) 

50-54 (12,800) 

60-64 (11,084) 

Lowest – 65-69 (9,719) 

This chart below is a visual representation of this data to show a breakdown between cohorts:

This ranking shows that, in general, it is people aged from 50-69 that have not yet received their second dose of the coronavirus vaccine.  

The Kent and Medway Clinical Commissioning Group provide weekly updates on vaccinations across Kent and Medway.

Source of data:  and 


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