Nearly 10,000 people given Covid jabs in Bucks so far with Aylesbury site and two mass vaccination centres announced

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Buckinghamshire has a population of nearly 550,000 with around 10% aged 75 and above

Bucks Council has issued an update on the Covid vaccination rollout for the county including plans to open a vaccination site in Aylesbury next week.

So far the council says over 9,500 people in the top four at risk groups have been vaccinated.

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According to the 2011 census, 16.7% of Bucks's population (around 90,000 people) were aged 65 and over. Around 7.8% (over 40,000) are 75 and over and 2.2% (over 12,000) are 85 and over.

Covid vaccinations will be ramped up in Bucks and Aylesbury next weekCovid vaccinations will be ramped up in Bucks and Aylesbury next week
Covid vaccinations will be ramped up in Bucks and Aylesbury next week

In an update posted yesterday, Bucks Council said vaccination sites in Aylesbury and Wycombe 'should' be up and running next week.

And the council also revealed plans for two mass vaccination centres.

"Covid Update: We’re working with the NHS to increase our vaccine capacity across Buckinghamshire," a Bucks Council spokesman said.

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"So far, we have vaccinated over 9,500 people. We continue to prioritise care home residents and staff, those over 80, and health and social care workers.

"Please do not contact your GP for a vaccine, when it’s your turn, they will be in touch with you. We already have Vaccination sites up and running in Chalfont St Peter, Winslow, Princes Risborough, High Wycombe and Chesham.

"New sites should start vaccinating next week in Aylesbury and High Wycombe town centre with further sites to follow. Two mass vaccination sites are being planned."

There were a total of 192 positive coronavirus tests in Aylesbury Vale in the latest statistics released last night and two new deaths.

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There has been a 15% rise in cases in the last week and a 200% rise in deaths with 18 recorded.

There have been 87 patients admitted to Bucks NHS Trust hospitals due to Covid in the last week, 25 in the last 24-hour period.

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