Half of staff at older adult care homes in an area of London with new cases of the South African coronavirus variant have yet to receive a vaccine, new data shows.
People aged 45 and over have been invited to come forward and book their vaccine appointments.
Coronavirus vaccines could be offered to over-40s from Tuesday – though supply constraints mean many will have to wait longer.
WHO director general revealed the disparity of global vaccine distribution during a briefing on Friday.
While uptake among care home workers has been strong across the country, there are some stark regional differences.
A top UK vaccine adviser has warned the 'stop-start' coronavirus jab policies of European countries will mean 'many, many more' people will die from the virus than in the UK.
Figures from the ONS show that the number of COVID-related deaths decreased in all regions of England for the eighth week in a row.
The health secretary said people should be reassured by the 'abundance of caution' displayed by regulators.
People under 30 in the UK should not be given the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, due to 'extremely rare' blood clot side effects.
Reports have connected the company's COVID jab to a rare form of blood clot among some adults who have taken it.
The president of Namibia has slammed the inequitable distribution of vaccines worldwide.
A majority of Brits think you should be barred from a pub if you can’t prove you’ve been given the jab.
The government’s updated guidance says that even people who have received both of their vaccines will need to self-isolate.