FIGURES have revealed that three in five people have now received their first dose of a Covid vaccine in the Braintree district.

The latest available data from the NHS, which only takes into consideration jabs given out up until March 28, shows 74,534 people have had a jab.

That equates to 60 per cent of those aged 16 and over.

Of those vaccinated, 57,799 were aged 50 or over – 92 per cent of the age group.

It means 16,735 people aged between 16 and 49 have received a first dose of the vaccine.

It comes as the Government prepares to launch vaccine passports and begin trials to enable the safe return of crowds.

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Across England, 25.9 million people had received their first dose of a vaccine by March 28, covering 57 per cent of the population aged 16 and over.

That includes 19.6 million people aged 50 and over – 93 per cent of the age group.

The figures also show that 2.9 million people have had a second dose of the jab.