More than 10.9 million people have now received their first dose of their coronavirus vaccines as the UK vaccination rollout gains momentum. The program has now reached the fourth group on the JCVI priority list. Another 500,000 people have also received their first dose. However, the latest data from NHS England has shown the wide gap between regions – London vaccinated four times more than, say, Devon in the 1970s.
The data show that the five Integrated Care System (ICS) / Sustainability Transformation Partnership (STP) in London vaccinated at least half of their 70- to 74-year-old population, with Our Healthier South East London at 68.9 leading is percent.
The North West London Health & Care Partnership vaccinated 57.1 percent, while the East London Health and Care Partnership gave 61.1 percent the first stab.
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough along with Birmingham and Solihull also have higher rates, with 56.8 percent receiving their first dose.
However, these numbers are in stark contrast to most other parts of the UK.
At the bottom of the table, Devon only vaccinated 16 percent of 70 to 74 year olds, with Hampshire not doing much better at 19.5 percent.
In Nottingham, 19.6 percent of those in this category received their vaccination, while those living under Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin vaccinated 18.8 percent.
Cornwall kicked off 23.6 percent of that age group while Sussex Health and Care Partnership kicked off 22.7 percent.
However, vaccination of 75 to 79 year olds and those over 80 has seen a huge upswing. On average, 82.6 percent of those aged 75 to 19 had the sting and 88.1 percent of those over 80.
However, the numbers have left some criticism of the way the vaccines are being introduced.
The full breakdown of areas and vaccinations is shown in the graphic below.
James Lawson, an employee of the Adam Smith Institute think tank, said there was an issue with the introduction of a zip code lottery.
He said, “The best way to deal with this is to use a combination of better data transparency and more services to reach these hard-to-reach communities – especially mobile vaccination centers, drive-in centers and greater use of local venues like more pharmacies and more local public venues.
“For this reason, it is very important to consider new ideas like introducing mobile vaccination centers so that you can cover a larger geographic area.
“That is why we also have to deal with drive-in centers and greater use of pharmacies.”
Jane Townson, executive director of the UK Homecare Association (UKHCA) said willingness to get the push but the uneven rollout is hindering progress.
She said, “Even in areas where the councils are doing a really good job, some providers in the area have not yet heard their advice. This is extremely frustrating for caregivers and their employers. Based on these findings, a survey on achievement The government’s goal could prove challenging given the progress made in some areas. “
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However, the data shows that overall London lags behind the rest of the UK.
The capital has only vaccinated 11.5 percent of the city so far – a total of 944,822 people – based on the population in the 2011 census.
By comparison, the Southwest, which also includes Devon, has vaccinated 15 percent of its population – although that is similarly the equivalent of 923,956 people.
In other countries, the Midlands vaccinated 15.1 percent of people, while the North East and Yorkshire vaccinated 16.2 percent.
You can see how the numbers compare in the graph above.
The release comes after Boris Johnson announced he would vaccinate 13.9 million of the UK’s most vulnerable people before mid-February.
Based on the last moving daily average of vaccination numbers, 439,980 people of religion are taking their first dose per day.
And with 10,971,047 already vaccinated, the UK can expect to meet the Prime Minister’s goal on Feb.12 if this rollout continues at the same pace.
Hopefully the rollout will continue at this rate – and if it does, around 35,169,947 people will have been vaccinated by March 31 – more than half the country.
Pascal Soriot, CEO of AstraZeneca, had previously claimed that 30 million people in the UK would receive a dose of the vaccine “by March”.
These numbers also mean that the entire JCVI priority list in England will be finalized by this point, as the first 9 groups are around 30,194,470 people according to the latest census data.