MORE than 47,000 Covid booster vaccines have been dished out on the Isle of Wight.

In the two months since the booster campaign rolled out on the Island, 47,103 people have had a third jab to help protect them from coronavirus.

However, confusion has reigned on the Island with some people pointed to the mainland to get their vaccine while others were unable to book a slot.

To address the problem, a booster bus is currently on the Island to provide extra capacity and will visit three towns over four days.

It has the capacity to provide 1,750 doses in Freshwater (Friday), Sandown (Saturday) and Ventnor (Sunday).

Latest figures from NHS England show, up until November 28, 92 per cent of those aged between 75 and 79, 79 per cent of those aged 80 and above and 77 per cent of 70 to 74-year-olds have had their booster vaccines.

Overall, more than 262,000 Covid vaccinations have been given on the Island, with 111,576 first and 103,619 second jabs.

In the youngest age group to be eligible for a Covid vaccination, 2,751 12 to 15-year-olds have received their first jab.

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