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A fourth wave of coronavirus infections is in “full force” across Europe, according to health experts. Europe is “back at the epicentre” of the Covid pandemic, claimed the World Health Organization (WHO) Europe director, Dr Hans Kluge. Infection rates have climbed six percent in the past week alone across the continent, which has led to a 12 percent increase in deaths. Vaccinations are a key method to tackle rising rates of infection, but which places are vaccinating the highest proportion of their populations?
The WHO European head has blamed insufficient vaccine take-up for the recent rise in cases – warning the continent may see half a million more deaths by February.
In Britain, Covid cases remain high going into winter, with health officials and Government ministers calling on those eligible for the Covid booster to come forward and get jabbed.
These vaccinations will be compulsory for the NHS’s full-time staff in England from next April, as the Government seeks to curb the spread within the health system.
Coronavirus vaccines are an important part of the Government’s plan to return Britain to normality – particularly as new research showed vaccinations dramatically cut down the risk of death in adults.
In the week ending October 31, 343,467 first and second dose vaccinations for Covid were undertaken in England.
This brought the total number of first and second doses to 79,635,568.
In total, 65 percent of the vaccinations undertaken in the week ending October 31 were first doses.
The data also revealed 94.6 percent of individuals aged 18 and above who had received at least one dose, also received a second dose.
Which areas have vaccinated the most people with one dose?
According to NHS England data, the East of England has delivered the highest percentage of first doses so far – at 83.9 percent.
The South West had vaccinated the second-highest population percentage at 83.45 percent, followed by the North East and Yorkshire at 80.33 percent.
The North West had vaccinated the lowest percentage of its population at 72.68 percent.
In percentage terms, London was second to last with 73.96 percent, followed by the Midlands in the third to last place with 75.97 percent.
The South-East was in the middle having vaccinated 78.48 percent of its population with at least one dose so far.
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Which areas have vaccinated the most people with two doses?
The NHS England data published on November 5 revealed a total of 71.89 percent of the English population had received a second dose as of October 31.
The South West had vaccinated the highest proportion of its population at 77.69 percent.
The East of England had fully vaccinated the second-highest proportion of its population with 77.27 percent of people jabbed so far, followed by the North East and Yorkshire where 74.10 percent were fully vaccinated.
The lowest double-vaccination rate was recorded in the North West, where 66.37 percent of the population had received two doses.
In percentage terms, London was second to last with 66.7 percent, followed by the Midlands with 69.81 percent.
The South-East had fully vaccinated 72.41 percent of its population as of October 31.
Which areas have undertaken the most booster jabs?
A total of 7,811,352 booster or third jabs had been undertaken.
The South West is leading in booster vaccinations with 16.57 percent of its population having received a booster so far.
The North East and Yorkshire is in second place with 16.31 percent having received a third jab so far, followed by the East of England with 15.6 percent.
The lowest booster vaccine rate was recorded in London where 11.76 percent of the population had received a third jab.
In percentage terms, the Midlands was second to last with 14.13 percent, followed by the North West was third to last with 14.86 percent.
The South-East was in the middle, having fully vaccinated 14.9 percent of its population as of November 4.
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