Published: 07:34, 05 March 2021
| Updated: 11:56, 09 March 2021
In Kent two in five of all adults have now been vaccinated.
A total of 581,293, or 41%, of over 18s in the county have received at least one dose - and in one area almost half of those eligible have had it.
Percentage vaccinated up to February 28
NHS staff in Folkestone and Hythe have vaccinated 44,000 of the area's 91,000 strong adult population, leading the way in Kent.
And the whole county is ahead of the curve, with 41% of over 18s vaccinated, compared to a national average of 38%.
Last week we reported how Medway was lagging behind other areas, with the fact it had been waiting more than a month for solid news about a mass vaccine centre casting doubt on future rollout.
KentOnline analysis of data up to February 28 shows 35% of Medway's adult population has received a jab, with just over 10,000 doses administered in the last week.
And it has now been announced the area, which is home to more than 213,000 adults and the largest district in Kent, will finally be getting a much-needed mass vaccination centre.
Percentage vaccinated up to February 21
Population figures only include those eligible who are over 18 and not vulnerable 16 and 17 year olds.
Across the whole of Kent and Medway 58,293 people have now received at least one dose of a vaccine, up 72,730 on the previous week.
The previous week-on-week increase was 77,811, so things have slowed down but more than 10,000 jabs are still being administered every day.
There are now 29,578 people who have had both doses, up more than 3,000.
Figures suggest by mid May at the current rate of vaccination all adults in Kent could be jabbed.
Percentage vaccinated by age groups
Last night we reported how the temporary closure of mass Covid-19 vaccination centres is part of a planned 'dip' in the rollout.
Sites in Tonbridge, Folkestone and Gravesend are due to be shut over the next few days, with appointments that had been made being rescheduled.
It is because of an expected surge in production demand.
Previously the government set a goal of vaccinating the top four priority age groups in the country by the middle of this month, a target they reached.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has now set his sights higher and vowed to offer every adult over 50 a jab by mid April and every adult one by the autumn.
Nationally 17,175,780 have been jabbed - 38% of over 16s.
Recent data shows a single dose of either vaccine significantly cuts the chance of serious illness in older age groups, the Pfizer jab slashing it by 75% in the over 70s.
Medway to get mass vaccine centre