Just 500 coronavirus vaccinations given out in Scarborough as health bosses assured of supply

Just 500 Covid-19 vaccinations were given out to people in Scarborough in the last week, new figures have revealed.

By Carl Gavaghan, Local Democracy Reporting Service
Friday, 16th April 2021, 10:49 am
Updated Friday, 16th April 2021, 10:50 am

In the seven days up to April 11 a further 508 people got at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine in the borough.

It is less than half of the previous week when 1,071 got the jab and down from a peak of more than 10,000 in one seven day period in March.

The total number of people in the borough of Scarborough to have at least one dose of one of the vaccines now stands at 66,844.

Scarborough’s seven-day coronavirus infection rate per 100,000 people has risen to 22 after dropping to 17 yesterday.

Earlier this week, Amanda Bloor, NHS North Yorkshire CCG Accountable Officer told a meeting of the North Yorkshire Local Resilience Forum that there would be enough vaccine supply to meet national targets.

Mrs Bloor said: “We did have lower supplies of vaccine in April than we have had in previous months and that was anticipated and we did know to expect that.

“We have been assured that there is enough vaccine supply to meet the second deadline which is everyone over the age of 18 receiving a vaccination by the end of July and we also know that we are expecting sufficient vaccine supply for everyone to have a second dose.”

This week vaccinations have been opened up to the next cohort, which is people over the age of 45 and the first Moderna vaccine was given at the Askham Bar site in York.

Mrs Bloor added that the vaccine delivery across areas of the county would continue to fluctuate.

She said: “Since we started the vaccine program back in December, we have seen peaks and troughs in terms of vaccine supply and that has been dependent on both progress within the cohorts and actually the supply coming through to our region and then how we allocate that across the patch.

“And we would expect that because we need to make sure we can respond and we can move vaccine to where it is required to make sure that we progress at the same pace across all the cohorts.”

Meanwhile, Scarborough’s seven-day coronavirus infection rate per 100,000 people has risen to 22 after dropping to 17 yesterday, its lowest level for more than six months.

Mobile testing facilities will be available in Whitby, Scarborough and Filey this weekend for anyone with symptoms to get tested.

To see the locations and to book a test visit www.northyorks.gov.uk/book-coronavirus-covid-19-testWilliam Street Coach Park in Scarborough is also still offering testing seven days a week from 8am until 8pm.