The number of people who have not been vaccinated is surprising. Recently, the authorities have confirmed quite a few cases of the Omicron Covid-19 variant in the UK. Approximately 80% of individuals aged 12 years or more had received 2 coronavirus vaccine doses across the UK as of December 4. This implies that approximately 6 million eligible individuals have not received vaccination yet in the country. Here, we will see who those people are.
It has been revealed by studies that it is mainly the young generation who have not been fully fascinated in England and Scotland. Approximately 33% of the English individuals aged between 18 years and 24 years have not received a double dose right now, which falls to 30% of individuals aged between 25 years and 29 years. As per Guardian analysis, Scotland has succeeded more in providing vaccines to young people. Approximately 67% of individuals aged 18 years or less have received the first dose in Scotland, unlike England where the number is just 53%.
There are nevertheless significant disparities in the uptake of vaccination at a local level amongst the older age groups. In Westminster, just 68% of the population more than 60 years of age have been fully vaccinated, which happens to be the lowest in the nation. As a matter of fact, London is lagging behind most of the other locations when it comes to vaccination coverage.
Asian and black people
There is a variation in vaccination rates by ethnicity as well and disparities are perceptible amongst the older age groups in particular. About 20% of black people whose age is more than 80 years remain unvaccinated. In contrast, almost all white individuals aged more than 80 years have received vaccination while approximately 10% of the South Asian individuals within the same age range haven’t received vaccination yet.
According to the most recent information, it has been shown that approximately 60% of the total population of the UK whose age is more than 40 years have received a 3rd vaccination right now.