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A third of Londoners are completely unvaccinated

The 14 areas of the country with the lowest vaccination rates are all in London boroughs (Image: PA/Reuters)

One third of the people in London completely unvaccinated, as the Omicron variant increased earlier.

The proportion of the population that has not had a bump in London is more than three times higher than in the rest of the country.

The 14 areas of the country with the lowest vaccination rates are all boroughs of London, including Westminster, where four in ten have not had a single vaccination.

Although Londoners are younger than the rest of the UK population as a whole, vaccination rates across all age groups are lower in this city than in the rest of the country.

One of the biggest gaps is among people aged 18-24, where the rate in London is 58 per cent, 19 points lower than the 77 per cent seen in the South West.

The majority of coronavirus cases in London now are Omicronand the nationwide ‘increasing case rate’ is the new variant.

The UK records 78,610 new confirmed Covid cases on Wednesday, the highest number since the pandemic began.

One reason for London’s lower income could be the capital’s temporary population lack of connection to doctor surgeries (Image: PA)

In total, 24,732,162 people have now received a booster vaccine or a third dose, while 51,332,920 people have received at least the first dose.

But 11% of the UK population has yet to receive a dose of the vaccine, a figure that rises to 32% in London.

Scotland is the UK’s most vaccinated region, with just 8.8% not having had a dose of the Covid vaccine.

Outside of London, the North West and West Midlands, there was the highest proportion of unvaccinated people at 21%.

The dominant strain of coronavirus in London is now the Omicron variant (Credit: REUTERS)

One reason for London’s lower receptivity could be the capital’s transient population lack of connection to GP surgeries.

Professor Paul Hunter, an epidemiologist at the University of East Anglia told Time that London’s lower occupancy rate ‘could be due to a number of problems’.

‘London has an ethnically diverse population and it’s very difficult to deploy a vaccine for some ethnic groups, so I’m sure that’s part of it.

“There is a lot of poverty in parts of London, and that affects vaccine use as well,” he said.

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Huynh Nguyen

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