According to official data, Black-Caribbean residents are less likely than other ethnic groups to have been given a Covid booster shot in England.
According to the Office for National Statistics, only 39% of the adults had been given a third dose before New Year’s Eve.
The most probable were white people, where two-thirds (68.5 percent) of them triple-jabbed on the same day.
Among all religious groups, Muslims have the lowest (40%) and Jews the highest (70.5%).
Experts worry that low participation in the jabs among black and minority communities will mean these groups continue to be disproportionately affected.
The data also looked at the vaccine status of people aged 40 to 65 based on their occupation. This data showed that health care professionals aged 40 to 65 had the highest job uptake (83.3%)
All NHS staff in England are required to get their first dose by February 3 or they will be sacked or redeployed as part of the controversial move. No booster is required.
With 73.9 percent of those aged between 40 and 65 triple-jabbed, health care professionals, including social workers, were eleventh most popular jabbed occupations.
It was in spite of the fact that the sector’s ‘no job, no jab’ rule came into effect in November and applied to all frontline social workers.
The latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), shows that only 33% of black-Caribbean adults received their third Covid vaccination dose before New Year’s Eve. For comparison, white Brits had the highest proportion boosted, with 68.4 per cent triple-jabbed by the same date — more than double the proportion
Muslims had the lowest rate of any religious group (40 per cent) and Jews had the highest (70.5 per cent)
Data also revealed that health professionals had 80.3 percent of the job’s highest demand (80.3%). Every NHS employee in England must get their first dose of medication by February 3. Or risk losing their job.
Experts worry that the low rate of vaccinations among black and minority communities will make them more vulnerable to the disease. Pictured: Masud Ahmad, 79, receives his first vaccine dose in Al Abbas Mosque, Birmingham, last January
With 80% of those eligible fully protected, the UK has now received 36.7 million third doses.
Britain’s fast rollout — which has reached more people across Europe than any other country – is one of the major causes for its low deaths and hospitals.
According to the ONS, only 38% of Pakistanis received a boost. This is the second-lowest uptake group among ethnicities.
These were followed closely by black African Brits (36.7%) and people from Bangladesh (46.4%).
Indian Brits were the most enrolled group with 65.3 percent receiving their third jab before the end of 2011.
Hindus had 71% of all religious groups enrolled, which was second only to Christians (69%%) and atheists (665%%). Sikhs were next with 62%.
The third vaccination rate was greater among those whose primary language is English (66.6%) than for those who do not speak English (45.5%).
The triple-jabbed were most common among the poorer than those of higher income.
73% (73/10) of those living in poor areas have seen a boost in their lives, while 54.3 percent (54.3%) are in most dire situations.
The second wave of covid deaths was five times more common in Bangladeshi Brits that in white English adults, while the death rate for black Africans in this wave was 3.7 times.
Official breakdowns have not yet been released for ethnic outcomes from the Omicron wave, but experts fear lower booster uptake in some groups could put them at greater risk from the virus — despite the overall lower danger posed by the variant.
Ministers last week announced communities lagging behind in uptake will be targeted with a share of the £22million of funding earmarked for the Community Vaccine Champions scheme.
Support will be provided to more than 60 cities, such as Newham and Derby.
Kemi Badenoch, Communities Minister said that more than 80 percent of English eligible adults aged over 18 received a boost and 90 percent for those over 50.
“This is an excellent take-up, but more needs to be done as the non-vaccinated have a higher risk of being hospitalized than are those who have been jabbed.
‘By funding Community Vaccine Champions — an army of volunteers who are at the heart of their communities — we can reach those yet to be vaccinated and encourage them to protect themselves and the NHS.’