A Third of Under-40s in England Haven’t Had a Single Covid Vaccine Dose

The Government has confirmed that vaccine passports will be introduced later this month, by which time all U.K. adults will have had the opportunity to get both doses of a Covid vaccine. But the latest figures show that a third of under-40s in England have – up till now – decided not to take up this offer – not even for their first dose. The Telegraph has the story.

Just 66% of these young adults have had a first dose, with rates barely rising since the start of July. 

Broken down, those aged 25 to 29 have the lowest first dose rate at 63.1%, followed by 18 to 24 year-olds on 64.9%, 30 to 34 year-olds on 65.8% and rising to 70.3% for those aged 35 to 39.

And only 52% of under-40s in England are fully jabbed with both doses. 

The latest Government dashboard data, up to September 4th, comes as Boris Johnson plans to impose vaccine passports on nightclubs and other large indoor venues from the end of this month, when all over-18s will have been offered two doses. …

Uptake levels are far higher in older age groups, and overall 88.8% of Britons aged over 16 have had a first dose and 79.8% a second. More than 90% of adults are also estimated to have Covid antibodies.

Worth reading in full.

Stop Press: The New Statesman has produced a graphic on the uptake of Covid vaccines in different age groups in England from January to September 2021.

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