THE latest Covid-19 vaccination figures have revealed that almost 86 per cent of the most at-risk people in West Yorkshire have had at least one vaccine dose so far.

The figures, published today, which date up to February 7, reveal 248,528 people over the age of 70 have received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine; 85.8 per cent of the over 70s population in the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership area.

In the over 80s bracket, the percentage stands at 91.8 per cent, for 75 to 79-year-olds it is 94.8 per cent, and for people aged 70 to 74 the figure is 73.8 per cent.

More than 164,000 under 70s, which includes frontline NHS and care workers and those deemed to be extremely clinically vulnerable, have also been vaccinated so far in the county.

The percentage of over 70s getting their second dose stands at just five per cent, which the majority of people still in the middle of their 12-week wait for their top-up jab. Just 0.1 per cent of 70 to 74-year-olds have had their second dose, while 1.9 per cent of those aged 75 to 79 have had theirs, and 13.4 per cent of over 80s have had the second jab.

Across the total adult population in West Yorkshire and Harrogate, of almost 1.8 million people, almost one in four - 23 per cent - have now had their first dose, while 1.1 per cent are fully vaccinated with both doses.

The figure for care homes is broken down by region, and in Yorkshire and the North East 92.7 per cent of eligible care home residents have had at least one dose of the vaccine.

Those over the age of 70 who have not yet been contacted to get the vaccine, are urged ot visit the NHS website or call 119 to book their vaccination appointment.

The Government set the NHS the target of vaccinating all people in priority groups one to four, 15 million people, by February 15, so work can begin to vaccinate the next five groups - all those over the age of 50 and in at-risk groups - by the end of April.