Original article from Kent Live
New official maps show vaccination rates at a hyper-local level, revealing disparities in vaccination rates within the district.
Only around half of the adult population has received two doses of the COVID vaccine in some places.
That's well below the figure for the whole country where around two thirds (65.3 per cent) are fully vaccinated according to the latest figures.
Public Health England data has showed that the vaccine remains effective against the Delta variant when people have had two doses, but far less so after one compared to previous variants.
The number of first doses in some areas is also as low as 70.5%, compared to 86.8% across the country.
While most places in the district are above the national average for vaccinations, areas well below it are all within the town of Dover itself.
Dover West has the lowest of all with 50.8 per cent of adults fully vaccinated.
Meanwhile Dover East (53.7 per cent) and Buckland and St Radigunds (56.2) are also well below the national average.
It comes after COVID denial graffiti was sprayed in a prominent location near Morrisons.
Anti-vaccine graffiti has also been pictured along Folkestone Road.
Below are the vaccination rates for each Dover neighbourhood up to and including July 11.
They are ordered from lowest to highest by proportion of the adult population that has received both doses.
|Area||Population with two doses (%)||Population with one dose (%)|
|Buckland and St Radigunds||56.2||77.8|
|Ayelsham and Elvington||61.7||82.5|
|Mill Hill, Upper Deal and Northbourne||68.7||86.2|
|Deal North and West||72.8||86.0|
|Kearsney, River and Whitfield||72.8||89.7|
|Sandwich and Eastry||73.1||88.4|
|Elms Vale and Capel-le-Ferne||73.4||88.4|
|Eythorne and Shepherdswell||74.4||88.8|
|Ash and Wingham||74.8||88.5|
|Kingsdown and St Margaret's-at-Cliffe||78.6||90.2|