Mayor Sadiq Khan said he “fully expects” the number of jabs to speed up towards the end of this week as batches arrive at new vaccination centres opening their doors across the capital. Latest NHS data shows London has administered the lowest number of coronavirus vaccines in England so far.
A total of 439,691 Londoners were vaccinated between December 8 and January 18, including 51,254 who have been given second doses, and 388,437 first doses.
Compared with 779,437 doses administered in the Midlands, 705,169 in the North East and Yorkshire, 566,439 in the North West, 677,096 in the South East, 478,577 in the South West and 447,135 in the East of England.
The NHS has opened major vaccination sites at the ExCeL centre, Epsom racecourse and by Wembley Stadium. An extra 100 smaller sites are due to open this week.
Mr Khan said he felt “greatly encouraged” by the assurances. “The supply of vaccines and the number of places across London where people can get a jab will both now increase,” he said.
“Towards the end of the week, I fully expect to see an increase in the number of vaccinations in London.”