Is your area one of the worst places for Covid booster jab take-up?
COVID booster shots, according to the government, are the answer to the ongoing Omicron crisis, which has doubled down on its vaccine policy rather than enacting new restrictions.
The worst areas for booster uptake have been identified using data, and the results are surprising.
The Omicron variant has a number of unique mutations that allow it to evade the first two vaccines’ defenses, resulting in a completely new pandemic for many countries that were previously protected.
Officials have discovered that the booster restores lost immunity to around 80%, and first-world countries have begun aggressive booster programs.
However, recent data from the United Kingdom shows that some regions have struggled to increase the number of adults aged 18 and up.
According to NHS England statistics, the UK’s most populous and densely populated regions had the least coverage as of January 2.
The lowest rates are in some of the country’s largest cities, where fewer than half of residents accept their booster offer.
Nottingham has the lowest vaccination acceptance rate in the UK, with only 42.8 percent of the city’s estimated 331,297 residents receiving the third dose.
With 45.7 percent, Manchester, which has over 200,000 more residents, is a close second.
Outside of London, the most populous city, Birmingham, has the third-lowest coverage.
So far, 46.9% of residents have gotten their booster.
While Birmingham does not have the lowest booster rate, due to its rapidly growing population, it has the fewest people vaccinated.
As of 2019, the city has a population of 1.149 million people, which means that over 574,000 people – more than Manchester’s entire population of 553,230 – have not had their benefits increased.
With 49.1 percent of its 496,784 residents covered, Liverpool is in fourth place, behind Birmingham.
Vaccine delivery in London is also a problem, with several boroughs falling far short of the national average.
Only 38.5 percent of adults in Newham, which has a population of 8.982 million people, have signed up.
With a rate of 38.6 percent, Tower Hamlets is almost on par with the rest of the borough.
With 39.2 and 40.3 percent, Barking and Dagenham and Westminster are close behind.
The same NHS data revealed which areas of the country have the highest number of people willing to come forward.
In the countryside, there are many smaller, isolated communities with an aging population.
The Cotswolds, in Gloucestershire, are at the top of the list, with 83 percent of the population.
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