New data from City of York Council has revealed that as of February 4th, 99.7% of the estimated number of residents aged over 80, and 72.8% of residents aged 70-79 have received their first COVID-19 vaccine.
In a public health update on 5 February, Councillor Keith Aspen said: “The vaccine roll out is impressive and… offers real hope that better times lie ahead. Until then, we must do all we can to look after each other and keep the people we love safe”.
In a more recent public health update on 8 February, the Council outlined the rate of positive cases in York. In the past seven days, the rate of positive Covid tests has been 2.22%. This statistic is from both types of testing: lateral flow test and lab-based PCR tests (for people with Covid symptoms). This data has been sourced from NHS Digital.
The City of York Council remains positive about the vaccine rollout, stating that “York GP practises have the highest coverage of Covid vaccination in the region at the moment”.
The Outbreak Management Advisory Committee states that they aim to offer all residents in cohort 1-4 of the JCVI list (Care home residents, those aged over 70, frontline health and social care workers, and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals) the vaccine by February 15th.