Covid jabs in Manchester: the areas where the fewest people are fully vaccinated against Covid-19
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Four-fifths of the UK population is now fully vaccinated against Covid-19, with a booster programme announced for the over-50s this week.
England’s deputy chief medical officer, Professor Jonathan Van-Tam, said the UK has had one of the world’s most successful Covid-19 vaccination programmes.
Vaccines have averted 24 million cases and saved an estimated 112,000 lives, he told a Downing Street press conference.
Covid infection rates have surged across England since children returned to the classroom.
Official figures from the UK Government show infection rates increased by 13% between August 31 and September 7.
As of September 12, 81% of people aged over 16 had received two doses of a vaccine, according to Public Health England.
However, there are areas of Manchester where a far smaller proportion of the population had had both jabs.
Here are the neighbourhoods with the fewest over-16s fully vaccinated.
The neighbourhoods are middle super layer output areas (MSOAs), small geographic units used in government statistics.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, given the number of younger people likely to be living there who were positioned towards the end of the vaccine roll-out, areas connected to Manchester’s universities feature prominently in the list.
University North and Whitworth Street has Manchester’s lowest percentage of people fully vaccinated, at 31.46%.
This is the fourth-lowest percentage of any neighbourhood in England.
As of September 12, 3,058 of the 9,719 over-16s estimated to be living there were double jabbed.
Next in the list came Hulme and University neighbourhood, with a double-jabbed rate of 34.8%.
Rusholme West and Moss Side East was third with 39.97% of adults double jabbed.
And fourth came Piccadilly and Ancoats, where the rate was 40.6%.
Manchester neighbourhoods occupied the first eight places on the Greater Manchester list, with the MSOAs of Pendleton and Higher Broughton in neighbouring Salford rounding out the top 10.
Across Greater Manchester there were 16 neighbourhoods where fewer than half of over-16s had been double jabbed as of 12 September.
Authorities in Manchester have been encouraging younger people to get jabbed in recent weeks, taking measures including opening vaccination centres at prominent locations in the city centre close to the universities and running pop-up clinics at sites such as high schools.