Manchester has Englands lowest vaccination rate outside London – Manchester Evening News

Manchester at the moment has the ninth highest coronavirus an infection price within the nation in addition to one of many lowest vaccination charges, the most recent information exhibits.

In line with NHS figures, simply 35.3 laptop of adults within the metropolis have obtained each doses of the Covid vaccine.

It’s the lowest price outdoors of London and effectively under the nationwide common of 54 laptop.

Yesterday, Sir Richard Leese, the chief of Manchester council, warned that the town ‘can’t afford to have a take it or go away it perspective’ to Covid-19 vaccines.

The variety of new instances within the metropolis is constant to rise, with the most recent an infection price now standing at 241.3 per 100,000 folks.

A complete of 1334 folks examined optimistic for the virus within the metropolis over the seven days as much as June 6, which is 571 greater than the week earlier than – a rise of 75pc.

Manchester additionally has the bottom proportion of adults who’ve obtained their first jab within the area – at simply 61pc.

Compared, 79.2pc of all adults in Bolton have obtained their first dose of the vaccine.

It comes following an enormous push to get folks vaccinated after instances of Covid-19 soared in Bolton not too long ago.

It seems to have labored as it’s now the one borough in Higher Manchester the place the variety of instances is falling.

A complete of 52.7 laptop of the city’s over 16s have now had each jabs, a rise on final month however nonetheless under the nationwide common.

Nevertheless, Bolton now has the sixth highest vaccination price amongst underneath 30s at 43.7 per cent.

Elsewhere, Stockport has the area’s highest price of adults who’ve been vaccinated twice at 56.8pc, whereas 79.2pc of adults have obtained their first jab.

In Bury, 76.2 laptop of over 16s have had one jab whereas 54.4 laptop have had each.

A complete of 77.7 laptop of adults in Trafford have been vaccinated as soon as. 53.7 laptop have had two jabs.

Wigan has 75.9 laptop of adults who’ve had one jab whereas 53.5 laptop have obtained each.

In Tameside, 75.4 laptop of adults have had their first jab, and 52.1 laptop have had each.

In the meantime, a complete of 70.6 laptop of Oldham’s over 16s have been vaccinated as soon as and 48.5 laptop twice.

In Rochdale, 74.3 laptop of adults have been vaccinated as soon as however simply 48.5 laptop have had each doses.

After Manchester, Salford has the bottom vaccination charges with simply 66.1 laptop of over 16s having been vaccinated as soon as and 45pc twice.

The newest information comes amid calls from native leaders for extra vaccines to be provided to hotspots in Higher Manchester.

Mayor Andy Burnham has known as for additional vaccine provides for the entire area to permit a ‘surge vaccination’ programme just like the one in Bolton.

The federal government has thus far refused to decide to this.

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