The US and UK have had the most successful vaccination campaigns of the world's biggest countries.
However, their approach has been slightly different. The UK has methodically worked through in reverse
age order whilst the US has adopted a slightly more scatter-gun approach, albeit still recommending that
priority is given to the elderly and the clinically vulnerable. Both have had good results but the UK
seems to have higher take up in most age groups.
Indeed, it is remarkably high in the UK.
Using England as our template, for all groups over 55 years old, the proportion who have had at least one
jab is over 95% as of June 1. Even the 40-44 age group have seen a 84% take up so far, which given that
they were only invited en masse 32 days earlier is an impressive stat. Perhaps even more impressive is
the 68% take up for 35-39 year olds only 12 days after their group were all invited and the 49% take up 6
days after 30-34 year olds were given the green light. It’s fair to say that there is little evidence of
vaccine hesitancy from the UK population.