Covid-19 vaccine update 06 May 2021

6 May 2021

Latest Covid-19 vaccine progress

Our latest data shows we have vaccinated 90% of the top nine priority groups with at least one dose; and now 63% of all adults aged over 18 have been vaccinated.

Half of Kent and Medway's population in the top nine groups are now protected with both doses of the vaccine; that's 434,400 people. In the top four most vulnerable groups 88% of people have had both doses.

With vaccination now open to everyone aged 40 and over we have already vaccinated 50% of those aged 40-49; nearly 93,000 people.

Appointments for first doses at large vaccination centres and pharmacy-run services are being made available through the national booking services. Appointments are released one week in advance based on supply and are getting snapped up quickly. If you check the national booking service and nothing is showing, please check back another time - there's no need to book appointments at the centres in London or Essex that may appear on the site.

Vaccine bulletins moving to fortnightly

From today we’ll be sending these updates every other week. If you’d like to keep track of weekly progress you can still see the details published by NHS England as part of a national data set.

Check here from 2pm onwards each Thursday. Download the Excel file under the heading “Weekly data” and go to the tabs named CCG. There are also breakdowns at local authority and MP constituency level amongst the data included each week.

We will continue to post updates on the vaccine programme through our Facebook and Twitter pages. Please follow us and share updates with your networks.

Questions and answers

Our Covid-19 vaccine questions and answers webpage covers a wide range of topics about the vaccine please have a look and share the page.

Vaccines given:


First dose

  • over 80 years 93,767
  • 75-79 years 71,350
  • 70-74 years 97,659
  • 65-69 years 90,496
  • 60-64 years 102,710
  • 55-59 years 118,441
  • 50-54 years 118,139
  • 45-49 years 86,746
  • Under 40 years174,504

Second dose

  • over 80 years 87,484
  • 75-79 years 66,449
  • 70-74 years 84,068
  • 65-69 years 43,640
  • 60-64 years 26,308
  • 55-59 years 26,049
  • 50-54 years 22,580
  • 45-49 years 18,258
  • Under 40 years 59,564

Up to 2 May 2021. Figures are published weekly on Thursday afternoons by NHS England.

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