More than a quarter of people in Waltham Forest and a third of people in Redbridge have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, figures reveal.

NHS data shows that in Waltham Forest 63,504 people had received both jabs by May 23 – 29 per cent of those aged 16 and over, based on the latest population estimates from the Office for National Statistics.

In Redbridge 82,237 people had received two vaccine doses, equating to 35 per cent of the over 16 population.

Of those to have received both jabs in Waltham Forest, 53,869 were aged 40 and over and in Redbridge 69,244 40+.

The NHS vaccine data also reveals variation in coverage between different areas for residents who have received at least one dose.

Waltham Forest areas with the highest coverage:

1) Chingford Green East, with 72 per cent of people aged 16 and over given their first dose

2) Highams Park East, 70.6 per cent

3) Larkswood, 69.8 per cent

Areas with the lowest coverage:

1) Leyton North, 45 per cent

2) Leytonstone South East, 45.4 per cent

3) Leyton East, 45.6 per cent

Redbridge areas with the highest coverage:

1) Woodford Wells, with 77.5 per cent of people aged 16 and over given their first dose

2) Wanstead, 74.6 per cent

3) Wanstead Flats, 72 per cent

Areas with the lowest coverage:

1) Loxford Park, 48.7 per cent

2) Ilford South West, 53.9 per cent

3) Ilford North West, 54.3 per cent

Across England, 19.4 million people had received a second dose of the jab by May 23 – 43 per cent of the population aged over 16 and over.

That includes 17 million people aged 40 and over – 60 per cent of the age group.

In total, 31.6 million people had received at least one dose of a vaccine by the same date, covering 70 per cent of people over 16.

Despite the success of the rollout, some staff at care homes in Waltham Forest have not been vaccinated.

The figures show 499 out of 694 eligible staff, including agency workers, at older adult care homes had received a first dose by May 23 – meaning 28 per cent have not had a jab.

The Government is currently in consultation over plans to make the jab mandatory for staff over concerns for residents.