Vaccine rollout: the UK areas with the lowest vaccination uptake as London struggles to keep pace with the rest of the nation

More than 2.1 million people aged 40 and over are still to receive their first dose of a Covid vaccine in the UK

Local authorities in London are still falling behind in the coronavirus vaccine roll out, analysis from NationalWorld can reveal.

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.

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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.

More than 2.1 million people aged 40 and over are still to receive their first dose of a Covid vaccine in the UK.

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Over 40s in England have been eligible to receive a vaccine since 30 April but official NHS data shows more than half a million Londoners have still not received their first dose.

So how is each region doing?

Regional differences

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.

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In Scotland, 96% of over 40s had been vaccinated as of 1 June, according to figures from Public Health Scotland. There are still around 126,000 people aged 40 and over left to vaccinate.

Figures from HSC Northern Ireland show 91% of over 40s have been vaccinated as of 3 June while data taken on the same day from Public Health Wales reveals 94% of over 40s have had 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 Westminster 73,550 65%
London City of London 3,332 71%
London Kensington and Chelsea 56,056 72%
London Camden 77,666 72%
London Tower Hamlets 78,060 78%
London Hackney 76,584 79%
London Hammersmith and Fulham 61,969 81%
London Lewisham 101,589 82%
London Haringey 93,851 83%
London Waltham Forest 94,080 83%
London Newham 100,639 83%
London Croydon 150,624 84%
London Islington 69,866 84%
London Southwark 101,799 85%
London Greenwich 100,910 86%
London Brent 121,305 86%
London Barking and Dagenham 68,967 86%
London Barnet 156,399 86%
South West Forest of Dean 44,323 86%
London Enfield 129,193 87%

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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