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New Government maps show Dover well below UK’s COVID vaccination rates

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Original article from Kent Live

In some Dover neighbourhoods only around half of adults are fully vaccinated against coronavirus, according to Government data.

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.

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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.

The official COVID vaccination map as of today (July 12)

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 (%)
Dover West 50.8 70.5
Dover East 53.7 72.9
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
Walmer 72.0 88.3
Deal North and West 72.8 86.0
Kearsney, River and Whitfield 72.8 89.7
Sandwich and Eastry 73.1 88.4
Deal East 73.2 87.3
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

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