AS THE Covid vaccination programme continues across Dorset with more people taking up boosters, government figures show that in some areas of the county more than a third of residents are not double jabbed.

Eight local areas in Bournemouth have seen less than 66.6 per cent of residents aged over 12 receive two doses of a Covid vaccine as of November 20.

While the majority of 12 to 15 year olds are currently only being offered one jab, the government's Covid data dashboard provides data on two dose uptake with this age group included.

Boscombe West, East Cliff, Springbourne & Queen's Park, Central Bournemouth, Charminster, Boscombe East, West Cliff and Winton have the lowest proportion of residents double jabbed across Dorset.

Meanwhile, seven areas in the county have 85 per cent or more of those aged 12 or over double jabbed.

The BCP Council area as a whole has 73.3 per cent double jabbed, while the Dorset Council area stands at 82.1 per cent.

Only Bristol and Exeter have has a lower figure than BCP Council in the south west region of England.

Below are the areas of Dorset with the highest and lowest proportion of residents double jabbed.

The population used is the number of people of the National Immunisation Management Service database, with localities listed by Middle layer Super Output Areas (MSOA). These areas are smaller than local authorities, so show data at the most local level. 

Areas with the lowest proportion of residents double jabbed

  1. Preston & Lodmoor - 87.1 per cent
  2. Parley & Hampreston - 85.8 per cent
  3. Highcliffe & Walkford - 85.5 per cent
  4. West Highcliffe - 85.2 per cent
  5. Chickerell & Chesil Bank - 85.2 per cent 
  6. St Leonards 85.1 per cent
  7. Mudeford - 85 per cent
  8. East Verwood - 84.9 per cent
  9. Owermoigne, Broadmayne & Winterbourne - 84.9 per cent
  10. Charlton Down, Cerne Abbas & Puddletown - 84.9 per cent

Areas with the lowest proportion of residents double jabbed

  1. Boscombe West - 55.3 per cent
  2. East Cliff (Bournemouth) - 57.7 per cent
  3. Springbourne & Queen's Park - 59 per cent
  4. Central Bournemouth - 60 per cent
  5. Charminster (Bournemouth) - 61 per cent
  6. Boscombe East - 63.1 per cent
  7. West Cliff (Bournemouth) - 65.4 per cent
  8. Winton - 66.1 per cent
  9. West Howe - 69 per cent
  10. Poole Town - 71.7 per cent