AROUND one in ten adults in Bromsgrove still have not received a coronavirus vaccine, figures suggest.

All over-18s in England have been eligible to book a Covid vaccination since mid-June 2021 which marked a milestone for the vaccine rollout.

Data from NHS England shows 75,611 people aged 18 and over in Bromsgrove had received a first dose of the vaccine by June 5 – at least 90.6 per cent of those in the area, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service.

But it means roughly 9.4 per cent remain unvaccinated.

Using Office for National Statistics data, which experts say are more accurate at a national level, figures show around 93.3 per cent of adults across England had received their first jab by June 5.

Dr Simon Williams, of Swansea University, has been running a study into the public's attitude towards vaccines and said ethnicity and deprivation are the two biggest factors which can help explain the inequalities in vaccine coverage.

The lecturer in psychology said a long history of social and economic inequality, experiences of systemic discrimination, and health disparities have led to more mistrust of government in some ethnic communities, particularly Black British ones.

Mr Williams also said a younger age demographic, vaccine misinformation and social norms have all contributed to low uptake rates in some areas.

With 78.2 per cent having received at least one vaccine, those aged 25 to 29 have the highest refusal rates in Bromsgrove.

By comparison, the 80+ age bracket has the highest uptake in the area – 97.9 per cent.

The Department of Health and Social Care said there are areas of the country with lower uptake, but it will continue to provide advice on how to get a vaccine and its benefits.