COVID-19: Major cities falling well behind in UK’s bid to vaccinate its way out of lockdown

COVID-19: Major cities falling well behind in UK’s bid to vaccinate its way out of lockdown
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The 15 areas of England to have vaccinated the lowest proportion of adults against COVID-19 are all in London.

In some boroughs, including Tower Hamlets, Hackney and Newham, just one in five adults have received a single dose of a vaccine, according to NHS England data up to 25 February.

Other cities including Nottingham and Manchester also have low vaccination rates.

Is this a surprise?

More than nine in 10 local authorities in England have now vaccinated a quarter of their adult population but London is being left behind.

Half of London‘s boroughs had the lowest vaccination rates in England up to the week ending 25 February.

The obvious explanation is age. London’s population is younger than average with just 8.6% of people…



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