North East and Yorkshire surge ahead in Covid vaccination race as jabbing divide exposed

THE North East and Yorkshire have surged ahead in the vaccination race, official statistics out today are set to show.

The jabbing divide was also exposed by Boris Johnson yesterday — fuelling fears of a postcode lottery in immunisation.

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The PM told a committee of MPs: “There are parts of the country where they have done incredibly well in vaccinating the over-80s.

“Well over 50 per cent now in the North East and Yorkshire.

"It is less good in some other parts of the country.”

It comes as GPs in several areas have reportedly been forced to pause their vaccination programmes so other regions can catch up.

Some are said to be ready to start vaccinating over-70s but have been denied the doses they need so other parts of the country that are still inoculating the over-80s can have them.

London is lagging behind parts of the North, today’s Government figures are expected to confirm.


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