Vaccine rollout: the UK areas with the lowest vaccination uptake as London struggles to keep pace with the rest of the nation
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As the country prepares to ‘unlock’ on 21 June, the data suggests some Londoners may still be reluctant to receive the life-saving jab, despite ongoing fears the Delta variant is spreading more rapidly throughout communities.
The vast majority of adults aged 40 and over in the UK have now received at least one dose of a Covid vaccine, with the speed of the rollout widely seen as a huge success for the Government and the NHS.
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So how is each region doing?
London has the lowest take up in the whole of England with 86% vaccinated, compared to a national average of 93%.
The South West steams ahead with 96% of the over 40 population vaccinated and around 133,000 left to go.
The North East, South East and East of England have all vaccinated 95% of over 40s, while the East and West Midlands, North West and Yorkshire and the Humber have vaccinated 94%.
Across England 1.9 million people aged 40 and over are still waiting on their first dose.
Local authorities with the lowest uptake
Westminster has the lowest uptake in the whole of England with just 65% of over 40s vaccinated, followed by the City of London where 71% have been vaccinated and then Kensington and Chelsea and Camden with 72%.
|Region||Local authority||Total 1st doses 40+||% of 40+ vaccinated|
|London||City of London||3,332||71%|
|London||Kensington and Chelsea||56,056||72%|
|London||Hammersmith and Fulham||61,969||81%|
|London||Barking and Dagenham||68,967||86%|
|South West||Forest of Dean||44,323||86%|
In Scotland, Aberdeen City has the lowest vaccine take up with 93% of over 40s vaccinated. The city has over 7,000 people aged 40 and over left to vaccinate.
That was followed by Edinburgh, Highland, Moray, Na h-Eileanan Siar and Orkney, all on 94%.
The highest uptake was in East Dunbartonshire, where 99% of 40 and overs have had at least one jab, and just 724 people left to go.
No council breakdowns were available for Wales and Northern Ireland.
When can I get a vaccine?
Everyone over the age of 30 is now able to get a coronavirus vaccine in the UK.
In Northern Ireland and Wales, over 18s can now book a vaccine appointment. The vaccine register in Scotland is also now open to over 18s.
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