Karen McCarthy on the different vaccination priorities in largely white, affluent suburban areas and more diverse inner-city ones, and Jane Coward on jumping the queue. Plus letters from Charles Barker and Dr Ray Jones
Further to Dr Deborah Colvin’s letter regarding Hackney (4 February) and that of Honor Cooper (5 February), here in Greater Manchester there is clearly a difference between the rollout of vaccinations in largely white, affluent suburban areas and more diverse inner-city areas with poorer health indices.
GP lists in the former have fewer people in the higher priority groups, to the extent that even two weeks ago, people in their 50s with no underlying health conditions were being offered vaccinations by at least one surgery that had already completed the vaccination of patients from the priority groups. Meanwhile, in the inner city, at least one centre is still only on group four and was closed for a day due to lack of vaccines in the past week.