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New map shows Kent areas with lowest COVID vaccine uptake

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Original article from Kent Live

The percentage of people from each Kent area who have had their jabs can be seen in a new map.

The latest data shows people in Dartford had the lowest amount of second doses.

The interactive Government map shows that just 56.3 per cent of the population in Dartford received a second dose of the jab.

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And 76.5 per cent have been given one dose.

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Canterbury and Medway had the second-lowest number of second doses given to the public, where 56.6 per cent of people had the jab in both areas.

In Medway, 76.9 per cent of adults had a first dose, while in Canterbury this was slightly lower at 75.9 per cent.

Dr Navin Kumta, clinical chair of NHS Kent and Medway Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), insisted NHS teams across Kent and Medway are "working extremely hard" to make sure that every adult knows they can have a vaccine.

He said: "There are many different ways you can grab a jab, from GP and pharmacy-led clinics to large vaccination centres. People can book a vaccination or go along to a walk-in clinic, whatever is easiest is for them.

“For example, in Canterbury, there is a Monday to Friday Pfizer walk-in clinic at the Sea Cadets Centre.

"We are constantly reviewing provision across the county and would encourage all adults, who haven’t been vaccinated or are due a second dose, to be vaccinated as soon as possible.”

Meanwhile, the area with the third-lowest vaccine uptake up was Gravesham, where only 56.8 per cent of adults were given a second dose in the week to July 3.

But, 74.4 per cent of adults had one dose.

The area which had the highest amount of second doses given to patients was Thanet.

The map shows 67.3 per cent of adults have been double jabbed, while 81.9 per cent had one shot in the arm.

In Folkestone and Hythe, 66.5 per cent of adults had their second jab, meaning the area had the second-highest vaccination rate in Kent.

The map created by KentLive below uses Public Health England data and goes up to the week of July 3.

It shows the difference in vaccine uptake, with first doses mapped on the left and second doses on the right.

Places that are light green mean there is a lower vaccine uptake in the area, whereas a darker shade indicates a higher immunisation rate.

Press the button in the middle of the map below – then hold and drag from side to side – to slide between the two images.

Full breakdown

Dartford

First dose: 76.7 per cent

Second dose: 56.6 per cent

Canterbury

First dose: 76 per cent

Second dose: 56.7 per cent

Medway

First dose: 77 per cent

Second dose: 56.7 per cent

Gravesham

First dose: 74.8 per cent

Second dose: 56.8 per cent

Bromley

First dose: 77.8 per cent

Second dose: 57.6 per cent

Bexley

First dose: 76.9 per cent

Second dose: 57.8 per cent

Swale

First dose: 78.5 per cent

Second dose: 59.1 per cent

Ashford

First dose: 81.3 per cent

Second dose: 60 per cent

Maidstone

First dose: 80.2 per cent

Second dose: 60.3 per cent

Tunbridge Wells

First dose: 81.9 per cent

Second dose: 61.1 per cent

Tonbridge and Malling

First dose: 84.3 per cent

Second dose: 63.9 per cent

Sevenoaks

First dose: 83.4 per cent

Second dose: 64.2 per cent

Dover

First dose: 84.0 per cent

Second dose: 66.1 per cent

Folkestone and Hythe

First dose: 83.9 per cent

Second dose: 66.7 per cent

Thanet

First dose: 81.9 per cent

Second dose: 67.3 per cent

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