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Covid Update: Now More Second Jabs Than First But Not All Within 12 Weeks

Published on: 12 Apr, 2021
Updated on: 13 Apr, 2021

By Martin Giles

More second vaccinations were given in the week’s Covid activity most recently reported but the rate in Surrey Heartlands NHS area seems to behind the South East average, particularly second doses.

15% of the population of the South East region have received a second dose while the comparable figure in South East Heartlands is only, as it is in Frimley.

The South East figures are above those of the Surrey Heartlands where 59% of first doses and 9% of second doses have been given.

Overall the number of jabs given has dipped again after its late March peak. Two Dragon readers have written in complaining that their second dose appointment is not with 12 weeks of the first as it is meant to be.

Despite the return of pupils to schools, the infection levels have fallen to levels not seen since August and September. Attention will now be paid to any effect of non-essential shops opening might have.

Currently, Guildford and Surrey have very low infection rates compared with those seen during the second wave. There were only 12 Guildford borough cases reported in the week ending April 7.

But if infections do once again rise it is hoped that this would not lead to more hospital admissions and deaths now that most of the older sections of the population have protection through vaccination.

See also: Local Covid-19 Stats

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