Coronavirus (COVID-19) latest insights 1 February 2022
01 February 2022
New estimates of vaccine uptake in school pupils shows those living in more deprived areas are less likely to have been vaccinated.
Just over one in three (36.1%) had been vaccinated in the 10% most deprived areas of England, compared with 70.3% in the 10% least deprived.
According to the latest findings from the COVID-19 Schools Infection Survey,
the parents of almost a quarter of children aged 5-11 years (24%) said they were unlikely to agree to their child having a coronavirus vaccine.
Parents of 62% of pupils said they were "fairly" or "very likely" to agree to their child having the vaccination.
There were 1,612 deaths registered in the UK involving COVID-19 in the week ending 21 January 2022.
This was 112 more than the previous week, accounting for around one in every nine deaths (11.6%).