Covid-19: How many children have been vaccinated in Greater Manchester?

With the vaccination programme open to youngsters aged 12 to 17, we took a look at the uptake in each of Greater Manchester’s boroughs.

Significant regional discrepancies are emerging in vaccine uptake among teenagers in England, according to the latest data.

Among the 307 local authorities covered by the statistics, the national average is 7.9%.

London’s boroughs have the lowest uptake at 3.1%. Rutland, in the East Midlands, has the highest uptake at 12.8%.

Uptake is calcuated using the number of 0 to 18 year olds registered with the NHS in England. Data for teenagers aged 12 to 17 alone has not yet been compiled in weekly NHS data.

The vaccination programme for 16 and 17 year olds has been running since 5 August while Covid vaccines started being rolled out to children aged 12 to 15 in England from September 20.

Here are the figures for number of under 18s vaccinated with first jabs in Greater Manchester, as a proportion of the estimated population of under 18s.

The figure in brackets shows where this ranks against other local authority areas across the UK.

Trafford: 5,168 = 8.9% (161st)

Stockport: 5,368 = 8.2% (199th)

Wigan: 5,568 = 7.9% (211st)

Tameside: 4,011 = 7.4% (230th)

Bolton: 5,470 = 7.1% (235th)

Bury: 3,060 = 6.6% (255th)

Rochdale: 3,871 = 6.6% (255th)

Salford: 3,769 = 5.9% (277th)

Oldham: 3,611 = 5.6% (278th)

Manchester: 7,648 vaccinated: 5.3% (288th)

Source: NHS England • Data correct as of September 26, 2021