Covid-19: Statistics on Coronavirus Vaccination in Essex and London


Hertfordshire and West Essex residents received more coronavirus shots than anywhere else in east England or London.

The NHS CCG, which oversees the area, has so far managed to deliver (as of Jan 21) 50,815 first-time doses to people over 80 and 47,263 first-time doses to people under 80.

Over 80s were given 13,995 seconds, while 2,871 were given to under 80s.

The cumulative total doses so far are 115,304.

The next highest totals in East of England and London are Mid and South Essex with 80,211 and South West London Health and Care Partnership with 95,583.

ONS numbers suggest older people are more likely to take the vaccine.

Around eight in ten people aged 16 to 29 (81 percent) said they would be very likely or fairly likely to take an offered vaccine, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) found.

This rose to 98 percent of adults aged 70 and over.

Overall, about nine in ten respondents (89 percent) said they would be very likely or fairly likely to receive the vaccine if offered, and about one in twenty (5 percent) very or fairly unlikely.

The numbers also show that one in 100 people said they turned down a sting, which equates to about half a million adults.

The ONS analyzed responses from 4,492 people in the UK between January 13-17, as part of its opinion and lifestyle survey, to understand the impact of Covid-19 on society.

The survey did not include adults living in nursing homes or other facilities, and therefore does not address vaccinations in these facilities.

The ONS said it would take a closer look at attitudes towards vaccination among various population groups next week.

Among adults who said they were unlikely to take the push, the most common reason was concerns about the possible long-term effects on their health (43 percent).

A similar proportion (42 percent) were concerned about possible side effects, and 40 percent said they wanted to see how well the vaccine worked.

Around a quarter (26 percent) stated that this was not certain.

To date, around 4.9 million people have received at least one dose of vaccine.

Prior to approval, the vaccines went through a rigorous testing process to meet the safety, quality and efficacy standards set by the Medicines and Health Products Regulatory Authority (MHRA).

Reports of serious side effects such as allergic reactions were very rare and no long-term complications were reported, according to the NHS.

The ONS figures suggest that positive attitudes towards vaccination have gradually gradually increased.

In early December, 78 percent of adults said they were likely or fairly likely to take an offered bump.

With the ongoing bans, the proportion of adults who said they had only left home for work, exercise, important purchases or medical needs in the past seven days rose to 65 percent – the highest proportion since May 2020.

The proportion of adults working from home is also the highest since June at 45 percent.

More people now believe it will take more than a year for life to return to normal – 25 percent compared to 22 percent who believe it could happen within six months.

The happiness measure is now the lowest since the survey began last March, the ONS added.