COVID: Three quarters of under-50s in hospital with coronavirus are unvaccinated, figures reveal

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2021-09-03 17:07:00

Virtually three quarters of individuals below 50 who wanted hospital therapy for the COVID Delta variant final week in England have been unvaccinated, figures have revealed.

Information launched by Public Well being England confirmed 9,472 individuals have been admitted to hospital with the extremely transmissible coronavirus variant within the seven days as much as 29 August.

Of this quantity, 5,098 have been under the age of fifty and 4,374 have been aged 50 or over.

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Of the 5,098 under-50s, 3,742 (73%) have been unvaccinated, 724 (14%) had acquired one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 521 (10%) had acquired each doses.

Among the many 4,374 aged 50 or over, 1,322 (30%) have been unvaccinated, 372 (9%) had acquired one dose of vaccine, and a couple of,651 (61%) had been given their second jab.

In greater age teams, vaccinated individuals will are inclined to kind a bigger proportion of the figures, because the overwhelming majority have acquired each doses.

Greater than 90% of over-50s in England have been double-jabbed, based on official NHS information.

In the identical time interval, a complete of 1,798 individuals who have been both confirmed or prone to have had the Delta COVID-19 variant died. Of these deaths, 154 have been below the age of fifty and 1,644 have been aged 50 or over.

Among the many 154 deaths of individuals below 50, 99 (64%) have been unvaccinated, 14 (9%) had acquired one dose of vaccine, and 37 (24%) had acquired each doses.

And of the 1,644 deaths of individuals aged 50 or over, 437 (27%) have been unvaccinated, 128 (8%) had acquired one dose of vaccine, and 1,054 (64%) had acquired each doses.

The Delta variant has develop into by far the dominant one within the UK, making up virtually all recorded new instances.

It comes as the federal government is urged to “get on” with a coronavirus booster programme fairly than ready for recommendation from vaccine consultants.

Boris Johnson appeared to verify {that a} rollout would start this month, saying older individuals have been the precedence as autumn and winter approached.

However the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has not but supplied a suggestion on boosters, fairly solely a third dose for these with severely weakened immune programs.

Some consultants have mentioned present doses needs to be utilized in poorer international locations, the place the vast majority of persons are completely unvaccinated, earlier than individuals in richer nations obtain a 3rd jab.

The JCVI’s deputy chairman Professor Anthony Harnden mentioned this week that it was “extremely possible” there could be a booster programme, however {that a} remaining choice had not been made.

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However former well being secretary Jeremy Hunt warned that just some days in a pandemic could make “an enormous distinction”, and urged politicians to go forward fairly than ready for the JCVI recommendation.

“I perceive why scientists are taking their time, however I feel in a pandemic politicians can even learn the rooms and see the route of journey,” he advised the BBC Radio 4 At this time programme.

“I feel Anthony Harnden, in your programme yesterday, gave a really clear trace… that they’re prone to suggest boosters.

“In a pandemic, I feel even just a few days could make an enormous distinction. So I feel we should always simply get on, not look ahead to that recommendation, get on with a booster programme.”

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