Midlands leads the number of vaccines administered in England

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With almost half a million vaccines administered, the Midlands are the leading region in England for vaccines administered.

The latest NHS data shows that a total of 2.3 million jabs have been given in England between the 8 December 2020 and 10 January 2021.

Nearly two million are for the first dose, and over 373,000 for the second dose.

These three regions have already distributed more than 400,000 doses, which includes the Midlands, North East and Yorkshire and the South East, while London and East of England are trailing with less than 250,000 each.

Almost 200,000 people over 80 years old already received their 1st dose in the Midlands, of which 44,000 has also had the 2nd dose.

Andy Street, the Mayor of the West Midlands, reacted to the nearly 450,000 vaccines being administered, thanking everyone involved in the process in a tweet.

Adjusting by population, Midlands isn’t leading the vaccination

By adjusting the numbers per 100,000 residents, the Midlands (4,181 per 100,000 population) is no longer the region with the highest numbers, and does only better than London with 2,628 and East of England with 3,591 per 100,000 residents.

With more than 5,000 residents per 100,000 people, the North East and Yorkshire is the region who is currently leading the vaccination programme when population is adjusted.

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