NEARLY a quarter of people in Braintree have been fully vaccinated against Covid.

NHS dats shows 28,352 people had received both jabs by April 25, 23 per cent of those aged 16 and over.

Of those to have received both jabs, 24,661 were aged 45 and over – 34 per cent of the age group.

It means 3,691 people aged between 16 and 44 have received both doses.

The figures also show 81,901 people in Braintree have received at least one jab – 66 per cent of those aged 16 and over.

This comes as the Government announced an extra 60 million doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech jab secured for a booster vaccination programme in the autumn.

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Across England, 11 million people had received a second dose of the jab by April 25 – 24 per cent of the population aged over 16 and over.

That includes 9.4 million people aged 45 and over – 38 per cent of the age group.

In total, 28.2 million people had received at least one dose of a vaccine by the same date, covering 62 per cent of people over 16.