Black and Bangladeshi Brits significantly less likely to have had Covid jab

BLACK and Bangladeshi Brits are significantly less likely to have had their Covid jab, official figures show.

The first NHS vaccination uptake data by ethnicity reveals a huge variation in inoculation.

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Minister for Equalities, Kemi Badenoch, receiving her first Covid vaccinationCredit: PA:Press Association

In England by January 24 around ten per cent of Indians had an initial dose, some 146,075.

Among whites it was nine per cent, 4,738,137.

But only three per cent of Bangladeshis and four per cent of those with Pakistani and black African ethnicity have had their jab.

The NHS has given a first vaccine to 5,792,159 people in England.



A health service spokesman said: “The NHS is supporting local authorities in their work with diverse communities and faith groups to promote vaccine acceptance and willingness to accept the vaccination.”

Across the UK, more than 80 per cent of over-80s have had their first dose, and half of those aged 75 to 79.

Black and Filipino staff at England’s biggest hospital trust were the most likely to have refused the vaccine.

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