More than 80% of over-40s in England have had at least one Covid vaccine dose


More than eight in 10 individuals aged 40 and above in England have now had at least one dose of Covid vaccine, newest official figures present. 

NHS England information launched yesterday revealed that, throughout the entire nation, 83 per cent of adults in the age group had at least one jab by Might 9. 

In almost 50 areas protection was 90 per cent or larger however MailOnline evaluation reveals vaccination charges fluctuate wildly throughout the nation. 


Uptake is as little as 57.7 per cent in two boroughs in London – Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea, which have each seen the some of the bottom vaccination charges in the nation all through the roll-out.

By comparability, North East Derbyshire has the very best charge in the nation, with 56,646 out of 60,848 in the age group having their first dose — 93.1 per cent.

The success of the rollout had led to requires lockdown-easing plans to be accelerated. However Boris Johnson has refused to rule out extending measures because of quickly growing instances of the Indian variant.

The PM admitted yesterday he was ‘anxious’ about its unfold and can ‘rule nothing out’ in his efforts to comprise it.

Scientists imagine it could possibly be as, or extra, transmissible than the Kent pressure that triggered the second wave in the UK – however they’re assured the jabs will defend in opposition to it.  Ministers at the moment boosted the roll-out of second doses of vaccines for ten million Britons throughout the UK in an effort to guard them in the occasion there’s a third wave. 

Public Well being England figures confirmed yesterday instances of the mutant pressure had extra than doubled in per week, rising from 520 confirmed infections to 1,313. However these figures lag at least per week behind the unfold of the virus, as a result of it takes time to sequence each case, suggesting the present outbreak could also be bigger.

Authorities ministers final evening shut down plans by native well being officers in Blackburn and Darwen to supply vaccines to all residents aged over 18 amid rising Indian variant instances in the world. NHS sources mentioned officers should follow the aged-centred precedence checklist designed by JCVI prime scientists. 

More than 90 per cent of individuals aged 40 or above have had their first vaccine dose in 44 areas of England, NHS information analysed by MailOnline present



Kensington and Chelsea



Hammersmith and Fulham




Waltham Forest


57.7 per cent

57.7 per cent

60.8 per cent

60.9 per cent

61.1 per cent

62.9 per cent

63.1 per cent

64.3 per cent

65.0 per cent

65.3 per cent



North East Derbyshire


North Kesteven


Amber Valley

South Staffordshire


West Lindsey



93.1 per cent

92.7 per cent

92.2 per cent

92.2 per cent

92.1 per cent

92.0 per cent

91.9 per cent

91.9 per cent

91.9 per cent

91.9 per cent


The vaccine roll-out was prolonged to over-40s on April 30 and the overwhelming majority will have now had the chance to guide an appointment at their native vaccination centre or GP.

Ministers have grown involved about vaccine inequalities arising as a result of of hesitancy in specific social teams, together with the BAME neighborhood.

More than 35.9million Britons – or two in three adults – have already obtained at least one dose of the Covid vaccine and 18.8million have bought their second dose. 

England’s roll-out was prolonged to under-40s for the primary time earlier this week, with round 1,000,000 adults in this group now being invited for his or her jabs. 


Ten million individuals may have their second dose of a coronavirus vaccine introduced ahead because the Authorities tries to gradual the unfold of the Indian variant.

Ministers final evening accepted plans aimed at slowing the unfold of the imported pressure of Covid-19, after instances doubled in per week.

Older individuals residing in areas of excessive an infection are additionally to be supplied their second dose of the vaccine early to guard them.

It means a complete of ten million people who find themselves thought-about to be most weak may have their second doses of the vaccine introduced ahead to forestall them getting hospitalised if Britain faces a 3rd wave, The Instances reported.

Thus far, most individuals aged over 65 have had each doses, however solely round 1 / 4 of individuals in their 50s have – leaving extra than six million individuals in this group nonetheless with out full safety.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson mentioned yesterday he was ‘anxious’ in regards to the 100 per cent enhance in instances in some areas, because the nationwide an infection charge began to additionally creep again up.

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has additionally been requested to look at the case for ‘focused vaccinations’ of all over-17s in the worst-hit areas.

Surge testing for the brand new coronavirus variant can even be deployed in areas the place it’s spreading quickly. Boris Johnson mentioned he was ‘anxious’ in regards to the variant and refused to rule out native lockdowns to assist attempt to comprise it.

Authorities sources additionally performed down the danger that outbreaks of the ‘variant of concern’ may derail the plans to carry the lockdown on June 21 – as some scientists referred to as for the lifting to be postponed.

Mr Johnson’s former chief adviser Dominic Cummings additionally shared on social media warnings by scientists that the roadmap out of lockdown needs to be delayed.

The brand new variant spreads at an alarming charge, with Public Well being England final evening revealing that instances in the UK had extra than doubled from 520 to 1,313 in per week.

However a supply mentioned there was no proof to date that present vaccines would fail to guard in opposition to severe illness and loss of life. ‘Whether it is simply spreading faster, that’s no purpose to alter course,’ the supply mentioned.

‘The essential factor is that we don’t see an increase in hospitalisations and deaths. However we have to be cautious as a result of we simply have no idea sufficient about this variant.’

On the again of the figures, Director of Public Well being in Kensington and Chelsea — the world with the bottom uptake amongst over-40s — Anna Raleigh, inspired individuals to return ahead for his or her jab.

The council introduced calls to help residents who both have no idea they will have a jab, can not get to the centre or have questions making them hesitant.

She mentioned: ‘It is important that folks get vaccinated to guard themselves, household and mates. We have seen great numbers of individuals over 70 getting vaccinated and we need to guarantee the identical for youthful age teams.

‘Our hub workers assist individuals overcome sensible obstacles similar to transport to a NHS vaccination centre or reserving the vaccine on-line. They’ll additionally reply questions in regards to the vaccine so individuals could make knowledgeable selections. 

‘No one shall be pressured to get their jab, that is about help and reassurance.’ 

MailOnline’s evaluation reveals Covid vaccine uptake amongst over-40s is lowest in London, with the highest 17 areas with the worst vaccination charges positioned in the capital.

After Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster, the bottom uptake charges have been in Newham (60.8 per cent), Hackney (60.9 per cent), Hammersmith and Fulham (61.1 per cent) and Brent (62.9 per cent).

The image was a lot the identical when wanting at second dose uptake for over-50s, with simply 27,209 out of 88,202 individuals in the age group now absolutely vaccinated in Newham (30.9 per cent) — the bottom in the nation.

The subsequent 11 lowest charges have been additionally in London. They have been: Tower Hamlet (33.7 per cent), Hackney (34.0 per cent), Southwark (37.0 per cent), Hammersmith and Fulham (37.3 per cent), Kensington and Chelsea (37.6 per cent), Westminster (37.7 per cent), Lambeth (38.1 per cent), Islington (39.1 per cent), Lewisham (40.0 per cent) and Haringey (42.0 per cent).

In hotspot areas for the Indian variant vaccine uptake was round 80 per cent for first doses among the many over-40s, in an indication the roll-out was steaming forward in these areas.

Bolton, which additionally has the very best an infection charge in the nation and is grappling with surging Indian variant instances, had an uptake of 81 per cent for first doses among the many over-40s. 

In different Indian variant hotspots, the determine was 85 per cent in Sefton, Bedford 81 per cent, South Northants 88 per cent and Blackburn with Darwen 78 per cent. 

Boris Johnson has admitted he’s ‘anxious’ in regards to the unfold of the Indian variant. The Authorities has not dominated out native and regional measures to comprise outbreaks of the virus. 

PHE has mentioned there isn’t a purpose to panic simply but as a result of early research present the vaccines work in opposition to the mutant variant. In addition they identified Covid hospitalisations are nonetheless falling nationwide, which they level out is an indication the vaccines are working.

Fears have been raised that the variant may derail plans for lockdown-easing on June 21, however these fears have been downplayed by Authorities sources. They added surge testing can even be deployed to hotspot areas.

Mr Johnson’s former chief adviser Dominic Cummings additionally shared on social media warnings by scientists that the roadmap out of the nationwide shutdown needs to be delayed. 

Britain is aiming to hit ‘herd immunity’ in opposition to the virus utilizing vaccines – when it may not unfold in the neighborhood as a result of sufficient individuals have antibodies in opposition to the illness. Some consultants have urged this degree is round 65 per cent, however others say it could possibly be as excessive as 80 per cent.

Medical research confirmed the jabs are 100 per cent efficient at blocking extreme illness and loss of life as a result of virus, however solely block infections in at least 70 per cent of instances.

ZOE Covid Symptom research information revealed yesterday revealed that individuals who caught the virus after being vaccinated skilled a way more delicate model of the illness. Much less than half suffered at least one of the ‘basic’ signs of the illness. An knowledgeable behind the research mentioned jabs had ‘modified the sport’. 


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