Three-quarters of people in Dorset have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, figures reveal.

NHS data shows 233,266 people had received both jabs by June 20 – 73% of those aged 16 and over, based on the latest population estimates from the Office for National Statistics.

Of those to have received both jabs, 228,633 were aged 25 and over – 79% of the age group.

It means 4,633 people aged between 16 to 25 have received both doses.

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

Across Dorset, 88% of those aged 16 and over have had one jab.

Areas with the highest coverage:

1) Yetminster, Bradford Abbas and Longburton, with 100% of people aged 16 and over given their first dose

2) East Verwood, 95.1%

3) Beaminster, Maiden Newton and Halstock, 94.7%

Areas with the lowest coverage:

1) Bovington, Wool and Lulworth, 78.2%

2) Blandford Outer and Tarrants, 78.7%

3) Blandford Forum Town, 80.9%

Across England, 26.4 million people had received a second dose of the jab by June 20 – 58% of the population aged over 16 and over.

That includes 25.6 million people aged 25 and over – 65% of the age group.

In total, 35.9 million people had received at least one dose of a vaccine by the same date, covering 79% of people over 16.

Despite the success of the rollout, some staff at care homes in Dorset have not been vaccinated.

The figures show 4,090 out of 4,633 eligible staff, including agency workers, at older adult care homes had received a first dose by June 20 – meaning 12% have not had a jab.

The Government is currently in consultation over plans to make the jab mandatory for staff over concerns for residents.