Covid vaccine: Latest data reveals three regions where EVERYONE has had their Covid jab
Coronavirus continues to rip through British society, with tens of thousands of infections a day. The latest case totals show more than 39,000 people tested positive for the virus on Thursday, and a further 122 died. Vaccines are keeping back the tide, meaning deaths haven’t reached the level they did last year, but they could be lower.
The latest data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) shows many regions still have just over half of their population fully vaccinated.
The national average is presently among the highest in the developed world, at 93.6 percent in England, 91.2 percent in Wales, 91.9 percent in Northern Ireland, and 93.3 percent in Scotland.
In total, health officials have provided 94,208,919 vaccines, with 45,107,185 people now covered by a second dose.
These combined rates paint a promising picture for the UK and show why deaths are several hundred times lower than cases.
But regional rates haven’t quite matched this success on closer inspection, and only three boast cohorts with 100 percent of adults vaccinated.
Up-to-date ONS data shows three regions currently have populations where no one is waiting for a first or second jab.
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Vaccine uptake rates rapidly drop off in age groups younger than 49.
Just more than half (61.60 percent) of 18 to 24 years olds and 66.20 percent of 25 to 29-year-olds have received both jabs so far.
Scientists have noted issues with trusting the Government, media and people pushing for vaccines in their research on hesitancy.
But they have also seen hesitancy rates decline, meaning they should eventually shrink the extensive age divide exposed by the ONS data.
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