According to official data, almost six of the 10 Covids who died last month in Covid among children under 50 were not vaccinated.
The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), which collects data, shows that 156 people under 50 died in the first 28 days after a positive Covid test. 89 had never come forward to receive a Covid jab.
These figures represent 57% of all deaths within the age group, and show how at-risk the unvaccinated can be after contracting Covid.
There is no data available on UK vaccination rates by age. However, almost 80 percent of the 18-49-year-olds living in England have been double-jabbed. This means that there are fewer unvaccinated people.
NHS staff are disappointed with these figures. They believe that if unvaccinated Britons came forward, they could avoid hospital admissions or deaths.
This comes just as the Prime Minister announced plans this week to increase the boost rollout to 53 million adults in the UK, to improve protection against serious illness and death during the winter months.
The UK Health Security Agency data shows that 156 people 50 years and younger died within 28 days after a positive Covid test. 89 had not yet come forward to receive a Covid jab. Sixteen fatalities were caused by Covid, but only 61 of those who had been vaccinated died. Unjabbed death rates represent 57% of the deaths among this age group. This shows how vulnerable the unvaccinated people are to severe complications after contracting Covid. There is no data available on UK vaccination coverage by age. However, almost 80 percent of the 18-49-year-olds living in England have been double-jabbed. This means that there are fewer unvaccinated people.
The UKHSA data, which covers the four weeks up to November 28, shows 3,571 people died across the UK within 28 days of a positive Covid test. These deaths may not all be caused directly by Covid.
There were eight deaths in the under-18 age group. Seven of them were not jabbed. One child’s vaccination status was unknown.
Twelve people died between 18 and 29 years old. Of these, eight were not fully vaccinated. Three were given their first dose, three received another, and two had been double-jabbed.
36 people were between 30-40 years old. Twenty-four people died from this condition, including three who were not vaccinated. Three were single-jabbed, six received both and one of the vaccines. The vaccination status wasn’t known for two of the people who died.
100 deaths occurred in the 40 to 49 age group. There were 50 people who died without being vaccinated; three cases of single jabbed and four others with full vaccinations.
Nicki Credland, chairwoman of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses, told the Times: ‘Staff feel frustrated with this . . . [intensive care] is in for a very difficult winter and it is very hard to cope with when some admissions could have been avoided.’
After Boris Johnson’s Tuesday unveiling of the UK’s massive new booster vaccine drive, it comes as a surprise.
To protect the country against Omicron supermutant Covid, he promised to give third doses of the drug to adults before January 31.
Mr Johnson announced he is drafting in the Army again to help deliver the programme and will offer GPs an extra £15 for every injection as he promised to deliver another ‘great British vaccination effort’.
A £5 bonus will be given to GPs per shot if they do them on Sundays and they will get a £30 premium for shots delivered to the most vulnerable who are unable to leave their homes.
In addition to the paid vaccine volunteers, 10,000 additional volunteers are being recruited by the Government.