Almost eight million people still remain unprotected against Covid (image: Mark Hall/NationalWorld)

Covid vaccines: 15 areas of the UK where the most people have yet to get their first jab

It’s been 10 months since the first groundbreaking Pfizer jab got clinical approval - but NationalWorld analysis shows millions of people are still unvaccinated across the UK

Thursday, 28th October 2021, 11:03 am

According to the most recent available Covid dashboard data from 25 October, 7,755,087 people aged 12 and over remain unjabbed across the four nations.

It raises concerns around how much more progress can be made to vaccinate people for the first time.

Counci level data is only available for England and Scotland on the dashboard.

Figures show Birmingham is the top council area across the two countries with the most unvaccinated people - although the numbers don't reflect the proportion of the population who are vaccinated.

The local authority has an estimated population of 946,103 people aged 12 and over, according to the Office for National Statistics – but 251,540 have yet to say ‘yes’ to their first jab.

Cambridge is leading the way with its vaccine campaign as only 990 people out of its 108,112 population are left to jab.

The vaccine rollout was first introduced on 8 December, 2020.

Grandmother Margaret Keenan, 90, became the first person in the world to receive a Pfizer jab.

Fast-forward to 25 October 2021 and 49,753,037 people in the UK have had their first Covid vaccine, with 45,451,087 in England and Scotland.

Here are the top 15 council areas across England and Scotland where the most people have not had their first jab.

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