- Four out of 10 over 50 in parts of England haven’t had their first Covid jab, despite being invited in March
- And in some areas only 53 percent of older adults have come forward for their second injection.
- About 2.4 million still have both doses, while 1.9 million still have to get their first vaccine
- Experts tell MailOnline that low offtake could create a ‘perfect storm’ this winter that could threaten hospitals
- It comes as NHS owners yesterday launched a booster vaccine drive to 32 million, including all over 50
- No10 hopes the plan will defy the need to impose more lockdowns this winter, but doesn’t rule out one
According to official figures, more than 50 people in parts of England are still not fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.
MailOnline shows that there are about 2.4 million people in the most vulnerable age group who have not yet had both doses.
And despite being eligible since March, about 1.9 million are yet to come forward for their first job. The uptake rate for the initial vaccine is just 59 percent in the most lagging areas.
Experts warn of a vaccine disparity between regions at risk of a ‘perfect storm’ that could threaten hospitals this winter, with the pandemic fearing a severe flu outbreak and dealing with a record-high backlog For the middle of an NHS drive.
NHS bosses launched a booster vaccine campaign yesterday after health chiefs signed off on a plan to offer top-up jabs to 32 million more than 50, frontline health workers and care home residents.
Under the plan, which No. 10 hopes will defer the need to impose further lockdowns this winter, vulnerable adults will be eligible six months after getting their first vaccine. Other measures, such as face masks, work from home guidance and vaccine passports, will be rolled back if COVID threatens to affect healthcare.
A MailOnline analysis from earlier this week suggested that there are only around 1.6 million people across the UK who currently meet the criteria, and millions more will not be invited until closer to Christmas.
More than half of the people in Harehills South (53.2 percent) are fully immunized. And less than one in four parts of London are double-jeweled: Hans Town (55.6 per cent), Bayswater East (56.5 per cent), Queensway (57.2 per cent), Kensington Gardens (57.4 per cent) and Knightsbridge (58.9 per cent). Percent)
According to the latest NHS weekly vaccination figures, five of the 10 areas receiving the lowest first dose are in London, two in Manchester, while the others are in Leeds, Wolverhampton and Birmingham.
The areas with the fewest first (red) and second (orange) COVID vaccines in England are clustered in Leeds, London, Manchester and Wolverhampton among more than 50
The new examination of the data revolves around NHS England figures for the first and second doses, offering a clearer picture of how well the roll-out has gone.
As it stands, more than 48.5 million 16 in the UK have received their first vaccine (89.2 per cent), while 44.2 million are fully immunized (81.4 per cent).
And according to official estimates, the roll-out has prevented 24 million COVID cases and 112,000 deaths.
But among the more than 50 people who are more vulnerable to the disease and have been a priority since the campaign began in December, parts of England are lagging massively.
In Leeds’ Harehills South, only 59 percent of people over the age of 50 have had a covid jab. At the same time, only 53.2 percent of the people of this area have come forward for their second injection.
Parts of London, Manchester and Birmingham are also performing poorly according to the most up-to-date NHS weekly vaccination data, which goes up to 12 September.
Meanwhile, the highest vaccine coverage for those over 50 is Morpeth South and West in Northumberland (96.9 percent), Garforth East in Leeds (96.6 percent) and Eccleston in St Helens (96.6 percent).
As it stands, more than 48.5 million 16 in the UK have received their first vaccine (left), while 44.2 million are fully immunized (right). According to official estimates, Jabs has prevented 24 million COVID cases and 112,000 deaths.
The booster rollout began this week, with some first going to NHS staff at Croydon University Hospital in south London.
Some of the NHS staff were given the vaccine earlier this year and most are now eligible for a booster dose. Image: Healthcare staff at Croydon University Hospital in south London getting a booster jab tomorrow
It comes after No. 10 this week that the Joint Committee on Immunization and Immunization (JCVI) has accepted an advice to give booster doses to people over 50,…