articles | 14 September 2021

Coronavirus: 80% now has one jab, 76% two injections

A total of 80% of the adult population had received at least the first dose of a Covid vaccine, the health ministry said on Tuesday.

Data showed that 80% of adults had received the first dose while 76% completed their vaccination.

Meanwhile, about three months after the extension of the national vaccination scheme to those under 18, some 39.6% of 16 and 17-year-olds have received at least one dose, while another 32.5% were fully vaccinated.

For children aged 12 to 15, the vaccination percentage stands at 24.1% with the first dose between August 2 and September 13.

Vaccination coverage rose across all age groups since the last report on September 11.

People aged 40 and above have the highest vaccination coverage, over 83%, while the vaccination coverage for people over 80 rose to 98.5%.

According to the data, 62.3% of people aged between 20 and 29 received at least one dose while almost 72.6% of the 30 to 39 age group have received at least one jab.

For young adults aged 18 to 19, the vaccination percentage stands at 50.5%.

By district, Larnaca has the lowest vaccination coverage with 74.4% of its eligible population having received at least one dose, while Paphos maintains first place with 90.9 %.

The second highest vaccination percentage is in Famagusta with 89.5%, followed by Nicosia and Limassol with 79.2 and 78.5% respectively.

Meanwhile, the country has already carried out 1,421 administer booster mRNA shots to the elderly and vulnerable groups.

Source: Cyprus Mail


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