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Half Of Jersey Adults Fully Vaccinated

Staff at Fort Regent were given some inspired treats to celebrate reaching the 100,000 vaccine dose landmark.

Half of adults in Jersey are now fully vaccinated against coronavirus and staff at Fort Regent have been celebrating reaching the landmark of topping 100,000 vaccine doses.

As of last Sunday, 103,000 vaccine doses have been administered.

More than 43,500 islanders have had both jabs, with 68% of over 18s getting their first dose.

36% of 30 to 34-year-olds have had their first jab. Appointments open to 25 to 29-year-olds on 4 June.

"I am extremely thankful to all of our team at the Vaccination Centre and to the community who have been attending their vaccine appointments. We have administered just over 100,000 doses which shows how much progress we have made as an Island. It is great to see that half of Islanders over 18 years-old are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. I encourage everyone to keep this up so we can continue the positive progress that is keeping Jersey safe." - Becky Sherrington, Head of the Covid-19 Vaccination Programme.

"This milestone is testament to the success of the Vaccination Programme, and Islanders’ willingness to get vaccinated in order to protect the community. As we head towards Stage 7 on the reconnection roadmap, it is vital that Islanders continue to attend their vaccination appointments. Medical experts say that two doses of the vaccine are effective against the Indian variant, so it is important that Islanders attend for their second dose once invited to do so, which should be around five weeks after a first dose. 

"I am pleased with how far we have come as an Island in rolling out the vaccines and I am confident we will keep it up as we continue down to the younger priority groups." - Deputy Richard Renouf, Health Minister.

Appointments can be booked here or by calling 0800 735 5566.

'A very small number' of Indian coronavirus variant cases have now been detected in Jersey.

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