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London has lowest vaccination rate in England, data shows UK News

London has the lowest vaccination rate in England according to data released by Public Health England.

Although more than six million vaccines in total have been administered in the capital, only 46.8% of people aged 18 or over received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine while 24.6% received a second dose.

In comparison, 67.4% of people over 18 in the South West of England region received a first dose and 40.5% a second dose.

London’s relatively young population is a major contributor to the low uptake, and new London Assembly Health Committee chair Caroline Russell said the numbers “are expected to rise over the next few weeks,” people said. over 36 years old who can now reserve a vaccine.

Ms Russell said: ‘While the data worryingly shows that London has the lowest percentage of people vaccinated in England, London’s median age is just under 36, so the proportion of Londoners vaccinated is expected. increase over the next few weeks as the NHS begins to invite younger people to book their appointments.

“With the virus still being a very real threat to our city, it is vital that when Londoners are asked to get vaccinated, they take the opportunity to protect each other, our city and the NHS.”

At the local authority level, Tower Hamlets has the lowest vaccination rate in England, with 34.4% of those over 18 having received their first shot and only 12.8% a second shot.

In addition to Tower Hamlets, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Westminster, Islington, Newham, Lambeth and Camden, Kensington and Chelsea and Southwark are the 10 local authorities in England with the lowest vaccine use among those over 18, with between 34 and 40 percent of people having received at least one blow.

In central London, where the vaccination rate is lowest, 11.4% of the population is between 30 and 34 years old, while 10.9% are between 25 and 29 years old, meaning that a number important number of people will not yet have been called for their vaccine.

An NHS London spokesperson said it was “on track” to deliver at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine to every adult by the end of July.

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This notice was published: 2021-05-19 17:31:59