MORE than two in five people in Reading have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, figures reveal.

NHS data shows 53,215 people had received both jabs by June 6 – 42% of those aged 16 and over, based on the latest population estimates from the Office for National Statistics.

Of those to have received both jabs, 49,533 were aged 30 and over – 54% of the age group.

It means 3,682 people aged between 16 to 29 have received both doses.

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Across England, more than half of people aged 16 and over have received their second vaccine dose.

The NHS vaccine data also reveals variation in coverage for residents who had received at least one dose between different areas across Reading.

Across Reading, 71% of those aged 16 and over have had one jab.

Areas with the highest coverage:

1) Caversham Heights, with 92.9% of people aged 16 and over given their first dose

2) Tilehurst North, 89.7%

3) Caversham Balmore Park, 89.4%

Areas with the lowest coverage:

1) Leighton Park, 42%

2) Reading Central, 54.9%

3) Wokingham Road, 55.9%

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Across England, 23.6 million people had received a second dose of the jab by June 6 – 52% of the population aged over 16 and over.

That includes 22.3 million people aged 30 and over – 62% of the age group.

In total, 33.6 million people had received at least one dose of a vaccine by the same date, covering 74% of people over 16.

Despite the success of the rollout, some staff at care homes in Reading have not been vaccinated.

The figures show 592 out of 747 eligible staff, including agency workers, at older adult care homes had received a first dose by June 6 – meaning 21% have not had a jab.

The government is currently in consultation over plans to make the jab mandatory for staff over concerns for residents.