40 per cent of care home staff in Milton Keynes have NOT been vaccinated against Covid, government figures show

Hundreds of care home workers in MK have not yet received a vaccine for Covid, according to the latest figures supplied by the NHS

Thursday, 11th March 2021, 7:30 pm
Updated Thursday, 11th March 2021, 7:34 pm

They show that 89 per cent of the city's 1,081 elderly care home residents have now been vaccinated. Some 53 of the outstanding residents are described as 'not eligible', while the remaining 117 are down as 'not yet vaccinated'.

But for MK's 1,682 care home workers, it is a different picture.

Of these, 1,017 have received their first Covid jab. Another 131 are described as not eligible, while 665 are yet to be vaccinated. This equates to 40 per cent of the total number of care home workers.

Many care home workers in MK remain unvaccinated against Covid

Throughout Milton Keynes, 83,301 people aged 16 and over - approximately one-third of the city's population - have now received their first Covid jabs.

More than 86 per cent of residents aged 60 and over have had their first jab.

For a full breakdown of the figures, including which estates and towns have the highest and lowest vaccine rates, see the Citizen story here.