Covid vaccines: How many Lancashire teenagers have had their first jab
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Figures from the NHS show discrepancies across the county in terms of teenagers who have had at least one jab.
Chorley leads the way with 2,973 under-18s having had the first dose, some 12% of the estimated population in the area for that age group.
With the national average sitting at 8.4%, dropping slighting to 7.6% in the North West, Pendle props up the list in Lancashire with 5.3% of under-18s, 1,318 teenagers, having had the first jab.
Most children in England aged 12-15 are currently being offered one dose of the Pfizer vaccine by immunisation teams at schools.
Professor Calum Semple, a member of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) which advises the Government, said the uptake so far in this age group has been “really encouraging, but added: “I’m sure it will take time for confidence to build among many parents.”
See below for the full breakdown of figures for under-18s vaccinated across Lancashire with the number of people listed alongside the proportion of teenagers that represents.
Chorley 2,973 - 12%
South Ribble 2,521 - 11%
West Lancashire 2,422 - 10.6%
Ribble Valley 1,195 - 9.8%
Fylde 1,333 - 9.3%
Lancaster 2,596 - 9.1%
Wyre 1,848 - 8.9%
Preston 2,818 - 7.9%
Blackpool 2,174 - 7.1%
Rossendale 1,085 - 6.8%
Blackburn with Darwen 2,558 - 6%
Hyndburn 1,155 - 5.9%
Burnley 1,231 - 5.4%
Pendle 1,318 - 5.3%
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