Under 18 vaccine: the areas of Newcastle where the fewest teenagers are vaccinated ahead of back to school day

An NHS mobile vaccination clinic in Newcastle. The vaccine roll-out has now reached under-18s as schools prepare to return across England. Credit ShutterstockAn NHS mobile vaccination clinic in Newcastle. The vaccine roll-out has now reached under-18s as schools prepare to return across England. Credit Shutterstock
An NHS mobile vaccination clinic in Newcastle. The vaccine roll-out has now reached under-18s as schools prepare to return across England. Credit Shutterstock | Shutterstock
As children prepare to head back to school in Newcastle, NHS data reveals widespread variation in the proportion of teenagers jabbed across Newcastle upon Tyne

The summer holidays are almost over for teenagers in England and an increasing number will be heading back to the classroom with a Covid vaccine in their arm. Despite more than 78 per cent of the UK’s adult population now being fully vaccinated against coronavirus, the roll-out is still in the early stages for under-18s.

Vaccination opened for those aged 16 and 17 three weeks ago, while for those aged 12 to 15 only those at higher risk or who live with someone with a suppressed immune system are getting jabbed.

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How many under 18s have been vaccinated in England as a whole?

Across England, 521,192 under 18s had had at least one vaccine dose as of 22 August, according to NHS England figures, representing 13.7 per cent of 12 to 17 year olds. Of those, more than half (280,322) have been jabbed in the last three weeks. Just 6.3 per cent of under 18s had been vaccinated as of 1 August.

But vaccination rates vary massively across the country.

In Allerdale, in Cumbria, more than a quarter (25.3 per cent) have been jabbed. In other areas, coverage is trailing at less than 3 per cent.

How does Tyne and Wear compare?

Across the five authorities that make up Tyne and Wear, 11,735 under 18s have been vaccinated –16 per cent of 12 to 17 year olds. The figures use mid-2019 population estimates from the Office for National Statistics.

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Here we reveal which neighbourhoods across Newcastle upon Tyne have the lowest coverage.

Newcastle upon Tyne vaccine coverage among under 18s

  • Nuns Moor - 8% of the 844-strong population of 12-17 year olds vaccinated as of 22 August
  • Elswick - 9% of the 1,246-strong population of 12-17 year olds vaccinated as of 22 August
  • Walker North - 9% of the 584-strong population of 12-17 year olds vaccinated as of 22 August
  • Byker - 10% of the 788-strong population of 12-17 year olds vaccinated as of 22 August
  • Fawdon South - 10% of the 643-strong population of 12-17 year olds vaccinated as of 22 August
  • Cowgate - 10% of the 532-strong population of 12-17 year olds vaccinated as of 22 August
  • Heaton South - 10% of the 363-strong population of 12-17 year olds vaccinated as of 22 August
  • Fenham - 10% of the 1,040-strong population of 12-17 year olds vaccinated as of 22 August
  • Denton - 11% of the 682-strong population of 12-17 year olds vaccinated as of 22 August
  • Kenton - 11% of the 866-strong population of 12-17 year olds vaccinated as of 22 August
  • Scotswood - 11% of the 379-strong population of 12-17 year olds vaccinated as of 22 August
  • City Centre & Arthur's Hill - 11% of the 583-strong population of 12-17 year olds vaccinated as of 22 August
  • Shieldfield & Heaton Park - 12% of the 344-strong population of 12-17 year olds vaccinated as of 22 August
  • Walker South - 12% of the 377-strong population of 12-17 year olds vaccinated as of 22 August
  • Benwell - 13% of the 660-strong population of 12-17 year olds vaccinated as of 22 August
  • Walkergate - 13% of the 498-strong population of 12-17 year olds vaccinated as of 22 August
  • Blakelaw - 14% of the 461-strong population of 12-17 year olds vaccinated as of 22 August
  • Woolsington & Airport - 14% of the 665-strong population of 12-17 year olds vaccinated as of 22 August
  • South Jesmond & Sandyford - 15% of the 207-strong population of 12-17 year olds vaccinated as of 22 August
  • Westerhope - 15% of the 508-strong population of 12-17 year olds vaccinated as of 22 August
  • Lemington - 16% of the 639-strong population of 12-17 year olds vaccinated as of 22 August
  • Throckley & Newburn - 17% of the 618-strong population of 12-17 year olds vaccinated as of 22 August
  • North Jesmond - 20% of the 242-strong population of 12-17 year olds vaccinated as of 22 August
  • Kingston Park & Dinnington - 21% of the 790-strong population of 12-17 year olds vaccinated as of 22 August
  • North Heaton - 21% of the 509-strong population of 12-17 year olds vaccinated as of 22 August
  • North Gosforth - 23% of the 732-strong population of 12-17 year olds vaccinated as of 22 August
  • High Heaton - 25% of the 667-strong population of 12-17 year olds vaccinated as of 22 August
  • Coxlodge & West Gosforth - 26% of the 697-strong population of 12-17 year olds vaccinated as of 22 August
  • South Gosforth - 26% of the 579-strong population of 12-17 year olds vaccinated as of 22 August

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