NEARLY 90 per cent of the Island's adult population have had their first Covid vaccination.

Latest figures published today by NHS England show 1,471 more vaccinations have been given on the Island, in a week which saw plenty of take up in the walk-in clinics.

Isle of Wight County Press: Queues at the Covid vaccine centre in Newport.Queues at the Covid vaccine centre in Newport.

The National Immunisation Management System data, from the start of the rollout in December to July 18, shows 195,404 doses have now been given on the Island.

Of those, 104,986 have been first doses, equating to 71.2 per cent of the Island's entire population or 88.9 per cent of the 18-plus adult population.

The vaccine rollout has been extended this week to those aged 12 to 15 if they are of a higher risk to Covid and those three months away from their 18th birthday.

So far, 453 under 18s have had their first dose.

Two in three 18 to 24-year-olds on the Island have now had their first dose along with 70 per cent of the 25 to 29 population.

More than 90,400 people are now fully vaccinated on the Island, having had both doses, 61.3 per cent of the entire population or 76.7 per cent of those aged over 18.

In older adult care homes, 96.2 per cent of residents have had their first jab and 93.3 per cent their second.

With a plea for care home workers to get vaccinated before it becomes compulsory later in the year, 86.3 per cent of staff in older adult care homes on the Island have had one dose and 81.7 per cent their second dose.