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Half Of Adults Given First Vaccine Dose

Half of adults in Jersey have been given at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine.

More than 52,000 doses have been done altogether as of Sunday 21 March.

Three-quarters of over 80s have got their second jab, with the same percentage of 50 to 54-year-olds and islanders at moderate risk getting their first.

88% of care home residents and 66% of care home staff have also been fully vaccinated.

Jersey has completed 48.48 doses per 100 in the population. The UK is on 44.60.

97% of frontline health staff have received their first dose, with 62% getting both.

"It's a real moment that we've got to 49% of over 18-year-olds and that this has just started in December and we've got over 52,000 doses given.

"It's an incredible achievement when you look internationally where we are and I think it's a real credit to islanders as well as the whole vaccination team.

"I think it's really really positive and gives us great hope." - Becky Sherrington, Head of the Covid-19 Vaccination Programme.

To celebrate the 50,000 milestone, staff at Fort Regent have been given ice-cream from Jersey Dairy.

The programme will move onto islanders in their 40s from next month, although no exact start date has been provided yet.

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