Black over-80s in England half as likely as white people to have had Covid jab


Ministers criticised for failure to act as figures show huge racial disparity in vaccinations

Ministers have been criticised for failing to act more urgently on coronavirus vaccine disparities after data showed that white people are almost twice as likely to have been vaccinated as black people among over-80s in England.

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Black, Asian and mixed ethnicity people are all less likely to have been vaccinated than white people among those aged 80 and above in England, according to new research, with a lower proportion of ethnic minorities receiving at least one vaccine dose up to 27 January.

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