A new analysis from ADR Wales’ colleagues in Welsh Government uses linked data to estimate vaccination uptake among teachers and support staff in Wales.
This analysis links the School Workforce Annual Census and the Research Ready Data Asset for COVID-19 Vaccination Data in the SAIL Databank. Since 7 December 2020 Wales has led a rapid vaccination programme to reduce illness and death related to Covid-19. The report covers vaccinations recorded between 7 December 2020 and 1 February 2022. Vaccine uptake is broken down by staff role, local authority and staff demographics, including age, gender and ethnicity.
Results of the analysis showed an estimated 37,990 school staff members had received a first booster vaccination as of 1 February 2022. This represented 82.3% of all staff, including:
- 84.3% of all teachers (18,395)
- 80.4% of all support staff (19,950).
Of the remaining school staff:
- 1.0% (445) had received only the first dose of the vaccination
- 11.7% (5,390) had received only two doses
- 1.6% (755) had received a third primary dose (but no booster)
- there were no recorded vaccinations for 3.4% (1,570).
The overall percentage with either a third dose or booster combined was 83.9% (38,740). This varied across local authorities, with the highest percentage with this dosage in Blaenau Gwent at 88.2% (870) and the lowest in Neath Port Talbot at 78.1%, (1,580).