NHS 'putting lives at risk' by not recording patients who miss Covid vaccination

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Local health officials can tackle reasons for no-shows, but they need good data, says public health leader

The NHS has been warned it is putting lives at risk after the service admitted it was not collecting data on who is not accepting invitations to be vaccinated and why.

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Early research has shown vaccine take-up was twice as high among white people than black people in the first five weeks of the rollout, with lower rates among people with severe mental illness, dementia and learning disabilities.

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