Hackney Covid cases continue to increase in the least vaccinated age groups amid low but increasing vaccination rates in the borough.
Local cases fell from 318 in the week ending June 22 to 577 the following week, up from around 30 cases in early May.
The increase in cases is observed mainly in the 20-39 age group. People aged 18 became eligible for the vaccine late last month, meaning young adults had less time to receive the vaccine than their older counterparts.
Dr Sandra Husbands, Director of Public Health, said: ‘We need more people in London and Hackney to take the Covid-19 vaccine to ensure our communities are safe from this terrible virus. “
Vaccination rates in older age groups are around 80% or more in Hackney, with vaccination rates decreasing with age.
A 2020 report from Public Health England said people aged 80 or over with a positive test were seventy times more likely to die than those under 40.
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Meanwhile, vaccination rates continue to rise in the arrondissement, despite a low turnout compared to the rest of the country.
Currently, the areas in the borough with the lowest vaccination rates are the areas of Shoreditch and Stamford Hill, where around 40% of adults have received the vaccine.
The push to get more people vaccinated will see a new mass vaccination clinic hosted at the Hackney Service Center, located next to Hackney Town Hall, this weekend (July 10-11) from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The event will offer the Pfizer vaccine to people 18 years of age and older who need a first or second dose.
People are encouraged to book a slot in advance online or get a same-day walk-in appointment.
Those looking to get vaccinated do not need to be registered with a general practitioner at the pop-up and will not be asked for their immigration status.
Hackney Mayor Philip Glanville, who received his second shot this week, said: “This open access event, in the heart of Hackney Central, will allow thousands of other residents to get vaccinated and stay at home. shelter from Covid-19. “
Covid deaths remained at zero for several weeks.
Learn more about the event by clicking here.
For more information on where to get vaccinated in Hackney, click here.