London lags behind all other areas in England for vaccine take-up

Patients at a new Covid-19 vaccination site at Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey. Credit: PA

London is languishing at the bottom of the coronavirus vaccine take-up table with just 81% of the population having received a first dose.

This compares with the south west of England which has seen the most take-up, with 92% of adults over 45 having received at least one dose of a Covid jab.

An estimated 89.7% of people aged 45 and over in England have received their first dose of Covid-19 vaccine.

The figures, from NHS England, are for first doses of the vaccine up to April 18.

They also suggest 59.3% of 45 to 49-year-olds have had their first dose.


Here are the estimated figures for take-up of first doses by people aged 45 and over in each region:

  • SW England 92.0%

  • Midlands 91.3%

  • NE England/Yorkshire 90.8%

  • Eastern England 90.4%

  • SE England 90.3%

  • NW England 89.4%

  • London 81.5%


Here is a list of the latest estimates of the proportion of people aged 45 and over in London who have received a first dose of Covid-19 vaccine, broken down by local authority.

  • Bromley 128,888 88.3%

  • Bexley 91,618 88.1%

  • Havering 97,104 87.7%

  • Hillingdon 98,873 87.6%

  • Richmond upon Thames 74,478 86.7%

  • Hounslow 84,121 86.7%

  • Merton 65,549 86.3%

  • Sutton 73,326 86.2%

  • Harrow 86,724 85.8%

  • Enfield 107,096 85.0%

  • Ealing 108,784 84.7%

  • Wandsworth 81,625 84.4%

  • Kingston upon Thames 56,836 84.2%

  • Barnet 127,875 84.2%

  • Greenwich 79,479 84.0%

  • Luton 61,230 83.3%

  • Lambeth 78,449 82.0%

  • Barking and Dagenham 52,841 81.2%

  • Haringey 73,565 80.7%

  • Brent 95,560 80.6%

  • Islington 54,130 79.8%

  • Croydon 120,439 79.3%

  • Southwark 76,186 78.4%

  • Waltham Forest 71,824 77.7%

  • Hammersmith and Fulham 48,522 77.5%

  • Newham 73,867 76.8%

  • Lewisham 76,085 76.5%

  • Hackney 56,960 75.6%

  • Tower Hamlets 54,166 72.0%

  • Kensington and Chelsea 45,706 70.0%

  • Camden 60,545 67.8%

  • City of London 2,758 66.3%

  • Westminster 58,371 63.4%


The figures are based on provisional data from NHS England for vaccinations up to April 18, and use population figures from the Office for National Statistics – which are the best publicly available official estimates.

The list is ordered by percentage starting with the highest, and reads, from left to right: name of local authority; number of people aged 45 and over resident in the local authority who have received their first dose; estimated percentage of people aged 45 and over resident in the local authority who have received their first dose.