North East & Yorkshire winning vaccine race – how well is your area doing?

THE North East and Yorkshire have surged ahead in the vaccination race, official statistics out today show how well your area is doing.

Almost half a million doses of the vaccine in the North East of England and Yorkshire have been given to vulnerable Brits – and just under 2 million Brits have had their first jab.

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Almost 2 million Brits have had their first dose

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Almost 2 million Brits have had their first doseCredit: PA:Press Association
The North East is pulling ahead in the vaccination race, statistics are set to show (pictured: Newcastle)

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The North East is pulling ahead in the vaccination race, statistics are set to show (pictured: Newcastle)Credit: Splash News

How well is your area doing?

Doses of Covid vaccination issued per 100,000

North East and Yorkshire – 4,309

South West – 4,175

South East – 3921

North West – 3,775

Midlands – 3,656

East of England – 2,853

London – 2,321

But the jabbing divide between different regions was also exposed by Boris Johnson yesterday — fuelling fears of a postcode lottery in immunisation.

And figures show only 2,231 people per 100,000 in London had been given the first dose of the vaccine, compared to 4,309 per 100,000 in the North East and Yorkshire.

The South West was the runner-up in the race to protect vulnerable Brits, with 4,175 people per 100,000 receiving their first dose.

 

The PM told a committee of MPs yesterday: “There are parts of the country where they have done incredibly well in vaccinating the over-80s.

“Well over 50 per cent now in the North East and Yorkshire.

“It is less good in some other parts of the country.”

It comes as GPs in several areas have reportedly been forced to pause their vaccination programmes so other regions can catch up.

Some are said to be ready to start vaccinating over-70s but have been denied the doses they need so other parts of the country that are still inoculating the over-80s can have them.

 

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