Covid-19: Manchester among the areas with the most unvaccinated people

Almost eight million people still remain unvaccinated against Covid (image: Mark Hall/NationalWorld)Almost eight million people still remain unvaccinated against Covid (image: Mark Hall/NationalWorld)
Almost eight million people still remain unvaccinated against Covid (image: Mark Hall/NationalWorld)
The city is estimated to have the third highest number of people in the country yet to receive a first jab, figures indicate.

According to the most recent available Government Covid dashboard data from 25 October, 7,755,087 people aged 12 and over remain unjabbed.

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And Manchester is the area with the third highest number of people yet to receive their first jab - although the numbers don’t reflect the proportion of the population who are vaccinated.

The city council area has an estimated population of 468, 944 people aged 12 and over, according to the Office for National Statistics – but it is believed 111, 641 people have yet to have received their first jab. That equates to around 24% of the eligible population still to be vaccinated.

Birmingham and Leeds has larger numbers of unvaccinated people, although Leeds has a higher percentage of its eligible population vaccinated than Manchester.

By 25 October 2021, figures show 49,753,037 people in the UK have had their first Covid vaccine, with 45,451,087 in England and Scotland.

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Health authorities in Manchester pledged earlier this month that everyone eligible for a booster would be offered one by December.

Here are the estimated figures for other parts of Greater Manchester to 25 October:

1. Wigan: 47,046 people unvaccinated = 16.5% of population

2. Salford: 44,249 people unvaccinated = 20% of population

3. Oldham: 40,312 people unvaccinated = 21.4% of population

4. Bolton: 36,244 people unvaccinated = 15% of population

5. Rochdale: 35,879 people unvaccinated = 19.2% of population

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People with weakened immune systems may be offered a third dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, so the booster would be their fourth jag (Picture: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)People with weakened immune systems may be offered a third dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, so the booster would be their fourth jag (Picture: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
People with weakened immune systems may be offered a third dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, so the booster would be their fourth jag (Picture: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

6. Stockport: 30,006 people unvaccinated = 11.9% of population

7. Tameside: 28,384 people unvaccinated = 14.8% of population

8. Trafford: 26,674 people unvaccinated = 13.3% of population

9. Bury: 25,537 people unvaccinated = 15.8% of population.

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