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NEWS ROUNDUP: Vaccine supply & life expectancy

 

Your latest news update for the region

People from Kirkdale, Norris Green, Everton, Fazakerley and Croxteth have been hospitalised with Covid at significantly higher rates than the city as a whole, a council report warns. A report on coronavirus for the health and wellbeing board indicates people in the city's poorest wards are more than twice as likely to end up in hospital than those in the wealthiest.

St Helens residents are at risk of having vaccination appointments postponed due to a "misunderstanding" in the national supply scheme. Three thousand people in at-risk groups – could see their vaccination dates moved if supply issues are not resolved.

The coronavirus pandemic has caused life expectancy in Liverpool to plunge as the city recorded its highest number of deaths since 1999, a new report warns. The age the average person born in the city can expect to live to is now 76.7, a drop of 2.4 years and a level not seen since 2006.


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