3 million over-50s have not had their first Covid vaccine dose

Around three million older Britons have still not been vaccinated against Covid, despite having been invited.

As of last Sunday, 87 per cent of over-50s had received their first jab – leaving almost one in eight of the older population unprotected. While some will be jabbed in the coming days, many are likely to have refused or be hesitant.

Johnny Heald, whose polling firm ORB International is conducting research for the Vaccines Confidence Project, warned last night that the over-50s’ rate might be reaching a ceiling. A recent survey by ORB found 11 per cent of adults agreed with the statement: ‘I don’t need a Covid-19 vaccine.’

Around three million older Britons have still not been vaccinated against Covid, despite having been invited

Around three million older Britons have still not been vaccinated against Covid, despite having been invited

Around three million older Britons have still not been vaccinated against Covid, despite having been invited

Mr Heald said: ‘Around a tenth of the population is “anti-vaxxer” or at least vaccine-hesitant. So I don’t think the rate will go a lot higher than 87 per cent.’

Vaccination rates among retirees are higher, but Mr Heald said lower rates were to be expected in the middle-aged as they were at lower risk of serious Covid illness.

Nationally, vaccination rates are on average lower among black and minority ethnic populations. Class also makes a difference, although not as much as ethnicity, according to research by Oxford University. London has the lowest uptake rates in England. Its boroughs account for 18 of the 20 local authorities with the worst vaccination rates.

But London also has a problem with take-up among its white population, analysis of NHS figures by The Mail on Sunday reveals.

But London also has a problem with take-up among its white population, analysis of NHS figures by The Mail on Sunday reveals

But London also has a problem with take-up among its white population, analysis of NHS figures by The Mail on Sunday reveals

But London also has a problem with take-up among its white population, analysis of NHS figures by The Mail on Sunday reveals

In fact, vaccination rates appear lower among its 4.5million white population than in its 1.4million people of Asian descent. While some 34 per cent of Asian Londoners of all ages, including children, had been vaccinated by last Sunday, the rate was only 31 per cent among white Londoners.

The capital’s low vaccine take-up in its white population contrasts with the rest of England’s regions, where overall rates among whites are in the high 30s or low 40s.

Londoners are younger than the country at large, so proportionally fewer have been invited. But Mr Heald said a personal touch was important, adding: ‘In Yorkshire you probably know your doctor, so you’ll attend when they call. In London it’s more automated, with invites by text. Some might ignore them.’

One myth is that the UK’s ethnic groups are equally hesitant. British Indians are actually more likely than white Britons to have the jab – but British Pakistanis, Bangladeshis and black Britons lag behind.

Anti-vaxx letterbox blitz 

 Anti-vaccine groups are targeting elderly and vulnerable people by posting propaganda through their letterboxes.

Conspiracy theorists whose dangerous online posts have been blocked by social media companies in the past month are turning to more traditional methods to peddle disinformation.

Dozens of websites have sprung up offering posters, leaflets and stickers which campaigners are encouraged to download, print and distribute.

One of the most prominent ‘newsletters’, The Light, has appeared in homes, shops and petrol stations from London to Yorkshire. A recent edition included a front-page headline that claimed ‘Covid shots kill and injure hundreds’ and an article by Piers Corbyn, brother of former Labour leader Jeremy.

StandupX, another group that encourages members to distribute anti-vaccine literature, claims the jab ‘violates the Nuremberg Code,’ a research ethics charter born out of the horrors of Nazi experiments.

<!—->

Advertisement

Link hienalouca.com

Advertising:

Tips to Find Low Priced Luxury Holiday Package Deals Fast

For most families, it has already been a common practice to spend the Holiday season in a foreign location. This is caused by the aviation market changes which have given a lot of benefits for people who travel a lot. Airfares going to different tourist destinations are becoming more inexpensive. What does this mean? If there is a perfect time to purchase luxury holiday package deals, now it the right time! Based on the market trend nowadays, you can save both money and time when you go for a luxury holiday. There are countless offers that combine travel and accommodation in one package which is a lot cheaper than getting separate deals. Aside from that, it is also risky to individually book the services that you need for the vacation. You might end up missing out on some important details of the trip. Unlike when you take advantage of luxury holiday package deals, you can be sure that everything is organized meticulously and according to what you really need. Nonetheless, you would still need to carefully select the package that would fit your needs. Review the following tips in getting packages that are reasonably priced. · Normally, luxury tour packages include accommodation, flight travel and transportation to individual tourist destinations. It would be best to choose the complete package so you won’t have to worry about other vacation elements. In addition to that, these are the packages that have the biggest discounts. · You can get big mark down prices, if you will purchase more packages. It is not a bad idea to share the wonderful moment with your loved ones. By doing so, you would not only enjoy, you will also save more money. You can even use your savings for other activities on your vacation. · It would be best to know how much you are willing to pay for the luxury tour packages. You can already work around your budget. You have to stick to your budget. If not, you might end up spending a lot and you will be left with less money for your vacation. · Prices may vary depending on the destination of the tour. You can do a research about places that are attractive yet inexpensive. There are thousands of destinations and you just have to choose wisely. · There are packages that include recreational activities. This means that you are paying for all the activities when you purchase these packages. The right thing to do is to make sure that the activities that are included would be the ones that you really enjoy. There is no sense in paying for activities that will not really make your vacation memorable. If you are going with friends, you should also consider their preferences so that you can be sure that everyone will enjoy the trip. There are other ways on how you can be sure that you are getting the best deal for your luxury holiday vacation. No matter how you choose to do it, you have to get adequate information about the packages. This will help you determine whether it is worth the price.

(Total views: 3 Time, 1 visits per day)

Leave a Reply