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COVID-19 vaccination uptake rates and sociodemographic variability

On 8th December 2020, the UK became the first country in the world to offer a mass vaccination programme to manage the threat of COVID-19 to the population’s health.

Just under 10 months later, nearly 90% of the UK adult population had received their first dose.

We share the headlines from a piece of research which provides new evidence showing how sociodemographic inequalities influenced COVID-19 vaccination uptake in England.

Using data linked to the 2011 Census and healthcare records, we explored differences in the uptake of vaccinations by age group and sociodemographic characteristics in adults aged 18 years or over.

Socio-demographic characteristics are descriptions that are used to characterise the general population, and include age, sex, religion, disability status, educational level, income, where you live and ethnicity.

Please see the infographic and briefing document below: