MORE than two in five people in St Helens have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, figures reveal.

Official NHS data shows 60,929 people had received both jabs by May 9 – 41 per cent of those aged 16 and over, based on the latest population estimates from the Office for National Statistics.

Of those to have received both jabs, 53,604 were aged 40 and over – 56 per cent of the age group.

It means 7,325 people aged between 16 to 39 have received both doses.

Across England, a third of people aged 16 and over have received their second vaccine dose.

The NHS vaccine data also reveals variation in coverage for residents who had received at least one dose between different areas across St Helens.

Across St Helens, 72 per cent of those aged 16 and over have had one jab.

Areas with the highest coverage:

1) Rainford, with 83.2% of people aged 16 and over given their first dose

2) Billinge, 81.8%

3) Eccleston, 81.8%

Areas with the lowest coverage:

1) Town Centre East & Fingerpost, 62.6%

2) Derbyshire Hill, 63%

3) Town Centre West, 63.8%

Despite the success of the rollout, some staff at care homes in St Helens have not been vaccinated.

The figures show 1113 out of 1359 eligible staff, including agency workers, at older adult care homes had received a first dose by May 9 – meaning 18 per cent have not had a jab.

The Government is currently in consultation over plans to make the jab mandatory for staff over concerns for residents.