More than 70% of East Devon adults have had first vaccine dose

  Posted: 06.04.21 at 12:59 by Will Goddard

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As of 28 March, 71.7% of adults in East Devon have had their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

More than a million vaccines have now been administered across Devon and Cornwall.

The rest of the county has similarly high figures for adults who have received one dose, with 67.1% in Mid Devon, 68.7% in North Devon, 70% in South Hams, 71.2% in Teignbridge, 70% in Torbay, 70.2% in Torridge, and 71.9% in West Devon.

Exeter and Plymouth have lower percentages, with 51.9% and 60% respectively, possibly due to having larger and younger populations.

Many will be invited to have the vaccination by their GP.

To book a COVID jab at a larger vaccination centre, click here to use the National Booking Service or call 119.

You are eligible if for a COVID vaccination if:

- You are aged 50 or over
- You are at high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable)
- You have a condition that puts you at higher risk (clinically vulnerable)
- You have a learning disability
- You get a Carer's Allowance, get support following an assessment by your local authority or your GP record shows
- You are a carer

It's important not to contact the NHS if you are not yet eligible.

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