COVID vaccine DATA: Where in the UK has the highest vaccination rate? | United Kingdom | New
The UK’s coronavirus vaccination campaign has been a resounding success so far, with millions of adults lining up to get their vaccine in the past 10 months. New data from Public Health England (PHE) shows ever increasing vaccination rates in England, as the government opens up vaccines to 12 to 15 year olds.
East England leads with the largest percentage of its double-vaxxed population at 75.45 percent, with an additional six percent having received only one dose.
London has the lowest vaccination rates in England, with 64.38% of people fully vaccinated.
In terms of age groups, those aged 70 to 79 have the highest rate of double-injected individuals, with an astounding 96.20% now fully vaccinated.
Next, the 60 to 69 age group has a vaccination rate of 94.85 percent, followed closely by the 50 to 59 age group with 92.40 percent.
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In England, 69.92 percent of the population received both doses and 76.3 percent received at least one dose.
NHS England started administering the vaccines in December 2020 – Margaret Keenan receiving the first dose outside of a clinical trial.
Part of the government’s fall and winter plan is to encourage unvaccinated people to get vaccinated and to offer vaccines to 12 to 15 year olds.
Among the under-18s, the Midlands have the highest proportion of young vaxxed, with 169,319 having had a jab so far.
The lowest absorption in those under 18 is in the Southwest, where only 95,804 received a dose.
It comes as Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty on Wednesday said transmission of the virus is at its highest among 12 to 15 year olds.
He said: “There is definitely substantial transmission happening in this age group.
“In fact, the age group we’re talking about is the one in which the highest rate of transmission is occurring right now, as far as we can tell.”
He added: “The vast majority of children who have not currently had Covid are going to have it at some point.
“It won’t necessarily be in the next two or three months, but they’ll get it sooner or later because it’s incredibly contagious and because immunity is waning, we’re not going to see a situation where it stops. sort of at some point. “
Six minors under the age of 18 died from COVID-19 in the four weeks leading up to September 19, according to PHE data.
The government’s and JCVI’s decision to immunize children ages 12 to 15 began this week, with three million children eligible for the vaccine.
The program is mainly offered in schools.
Dr Nikki Kanani, general practitioner and deputy head of the NHS COVID-19 vaccination program, said: ‘The vaccine is safe and effective and I urge families to work closely with their school’s vaccination team. to vaccinate their loved ones when they are invited. to protect themselves and their families before the winter period.