Redbridge and Havering given most Covid jabs in east London

Redbridge and Havering residents have obtained extra Covid vaccines than anyplace else in east London, the most recent NHS figures reveal.

Greater than 266,000 Covid jabs have been given out within the seven east London boroughs as of February 18.

Of those, round 40 per cent got to Redbridge and Havering residents, the 2 boroughs worst hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.

East London has lagged behind the remainder of England in vaccinating over-80s and the most recent figures present round 1 / 4 of those oldest residents have nonetheless not obtained a vaccine.

The NHS is asking anybody who’s over 70, a well being and care employee or was knowledgeable they’re clinically extraordinarily weak by put up to contact their GP in the event that they haven’t been invited.

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Havering has carried out greatest at vaccinating the aged, with its residents over 70 making up virtually a 3rd of these to have obtained a dose throughout east London.

Redbridge, nevertheless, has given out probably the most first and second doses of the vaccine, wanted to offer correct safety in opposition to the virus.

Tower Hamlets has given out the bottom variety of vaccines of any east London borough, with fewer than 10,000 residents over-70s having obtained their first dose.

The NHS aimed to supply everybody aged 70 or over, who works in well being or social care or who’s extraordinarily weak a vaccine by February 15.

Nonetheless, campaigners have identified that homeless residents and different teams much less prone to be registered with a GP can have been missed by this course of.

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A report ready for Waltham Forest Council’s well being scrutiny assembly subsequent week famous that solely round 40 per cent of the borough’s residential care workers had agreed to take the vaccine.

The report stated this was “in step with the London common” however added that “additional work is going down” to encourage extra individuals to just accept a jab.

Earlier this week, for instance, Lea Bridge Street Mosque held a “pop-up” Covid vaccine clinic, aiming to reassure residents who had refused the virus that it was secure and halal.

The Chingford GP who ran the clinic described it as “very profitable”, after 130 doses got out in two hours, and the NHS suggests there could also be related clinics elsewhere in future.

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