WARRINGTON’S coronavirus vaccination programme continues to progress at an impressive rate, the latest figures show.

More than half of residents are now fully vaccinated against Covid-19, having received two doses of a vaccine.

NHS data shows 99,335 people in the town had received both jabs by June 13, or 58 per cent of the population aged 16 and over.

In total, 235,184 jabs have been administered since Warrington’s vaccination programme began in December.

This means that 135,849 people have received at least one dose – the equivalent of 80 per cent of all residents aged 16 and over.

NHS vaccine data also reveals variation in coverage for residents who had received at least one dose between different areas across Warrington.

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Appleton leads the way, with 93.3 per cent of residents aged 16 and over having been given their first vaccine dose.

This is followed by Appleton Thorn, Stretton and Walton (91.2 per cent) and Great Sankey (89.2 per cent).

The area with the lowest coverage is Fairfield and Howley at (64 per cent), with Bewsey and Dallam next on the list (68.1 per cent) and Hulme (68.6 per cent).

Across England, 25.3million people had received a second dose of the jab by June 13, or 56 per cent of the population aged over 16 and over.

That includes 23.8million people aged 30 and over – 67 per cent of the age group.

In total, 34.7million people had received at least one dose of a vaccine by the same date, covering 76 per cent of people over 16.