Covid: 10 million still unvaccinated across UK – Here are the figures revealed for Crawley as BA4 and BA5 cases surge

More than 100 million people across the UK are still unvaccinated against coronavirus. As a Parliamentary committee urges health bosses to do more to encourage take-up, we reveal the unvaccinated figures for Crawley.

By Ellis Peters
Tuesday, 19th July 2022, 2:34 pm

More than 10 million people in the UK, including 3.7 million adults, remain unvaccinated against Covid-19 as the NHS creaks under the strain of the latest wave.

Despite plans for another booster rollout later this year, the figures suggest there is still widespread vaccine hesitancy amongst some of the population.

Earlier this week, the Public Accounts Committee called on health chiefs to redouble their efforts to reach the unvaccinated to cut the risk of Covid deaths. The committee urged NHS England and the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) to “urgently evaluate” which methods are most effective in increasing vaccine uptake and called for a new approach to tackle low coverage in some ethnic groups.

The latest wave is being driven by highly contagious Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5. Health experts have said the vaccines still give high protection from severe disease and death and are urging all eligible people to get immunised.

In England, 8.8 million people aged five and over (16.6%) are still unvaccinated, including just under three million adults, NHS England data running to July 3 shows.

Separate figures from Public Health Scotland show 15.2% of the country is unprotected against the disease with just under 800,000 unvaccinated, including almost 366,000 adults, as of July 3.

Similar figures from Public Health Wales to July 6 show 601,000 people, or 18.2% of the eligible population, are unvaccinated - 321,000 of whom are adults.

Here are the figures in Crawley, broken down by each neighbourhood:

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