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6 September 2021

A third of under-40s in England have still not received one Covid-19 vaccine dose

The vaccination rate among 18- to-40-year-olds has barely risen since July, levelling off at 66 per cent.

By Katharine Swindells

Vaccination rates are now slowing or levelling off in almost every age group in England, apart from the youngest bracket. 

A third of under-40s have still not been vaccinated
Percentage of age bracket to have received first vaccine dose, England

While more than 90 per cent of over-60s in England received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine by late spring, the 18 to 40 age bracket has barely risen since July, levelling off at 66 per cent. The only category still rising rapidly is the under-18s, most of whom have only been offered their first dose within the past month.

Analysis by the Office for National Statistics in mid-August found that around 94 per cent of adults in the UK have coronavirus antibodies, either from having received a vaccine dose or from a previous Covid-19 infection.

But it’s not yet fully known what level of protection this provides from infection, or how long antibodies last. Advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccine and Immunisation has suggested that booster jabs will be needed for over-50s and other vulnerable groups before the winter, as the protection provided by vaccines begins to fade.

[See also: England is far behind other countries on vaccinating teenagers]

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