British people around the world are most likely to take up coronavirus vaccine offer, according to new data.
YouGov’s data showed that the UK’s increase in vaccination readiness is in line with a growing trend in Europe, where people are becoming more and more “pro-vaccine”.
Latest figures showed that 81% of Britons would have the vaccine.
Other countries with a high willingness were Denmark, where 80% would accept the offer of a vaccine, Spain with a 71% willingness and Norway, where 70% would have it.
The biggest increase was in Sweden, where a survey in mid-November found that only 45% would be willing to be vaccinated. That number has now risen to 66% who would take or already had the vaccine.
YouGov said in a tweet: “Britons are most likely to say they have / will be taking the Covid-19 vaccine worldwide (81%).
“Having risen 20 points since we asked for it in November, this is also one of the biggest gains in the world and part of a broader trend that Europe is more used for vaccines.”
It took Prime Minister Boris Johnson two days to tweet on Sunday: “As of Monday, 2.3 million of you have signed up to get vaccinated at the request of the NHS.
“That adds up to a staggering 6.3 million doses running across the UK.”
The latest government figures for the launch of the vaccination program across the UK yesterday showed another record day: 491,970 people received their first dose, bringing the total to more than 6.3 million.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said three quarters of all people over 80 in the UK have now been vaccinated, a similar number in nursing homes.
Another 32 vaccination sites will open across the country this week, including one in the museum that became known as the set of hit television series Peaky Blinders.
Sights include the Black Country Living Museum in Dudley, featured on the long-running TV show, a racetrack, soccer stadium, and a former Ikea store.
The Midlands are the first region in England to deliver more than a million first doses of coronavirus vaccine, new numbers from NHS England reported yesterday.
The data also shows that London still lags all other regions in terms of the total number of shocks delivered, as it has delivered around 641,000 since December 8th.
The capital also delivered the lowest number of first doses in the past seven days.
219,350 first doses were administered in London between January 17 and 23, compared with 362,976 in the Midlands.
It comes after London Mayor Sadiq Khan said on Jan. 18 that it was “important” that vulnerable Londoners receive “life-saving” vaccines as soon as possible and that he “fully expected” the number increases.
According to the Trust for London, the capital has a lower average age than the rest of the UK.
Around 3% of London’s population is over 80 years old, compared to 6% in the south west of England.
The data from NHS England shows that since December 8, England has had a total of 5,970,175 vaccinations including the first and second dose.
The regional breakdown shows the second highest number of shocks delivered after the Northeast Midlands and Yorkshire with 905,794 first doses and 71,725 second doses for a total of 977,519.
It is followed by the Southeast with 881,901 first doses and 76,288 second doses, giving a total of 958,189, and the Northwest where a total of 829,130 bursts were given, including 765,617 first doses and 63,513 second doses.
In the east of England there were a total of 734,392 bursts of which 680,812 were first cans and 53,580 were second cans.
And in the Southwest, 632,406 first doses and 53,508 second doses – a total of 685,914 – were given.