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More than half of UK population got first COVID-19 jab

Christian Fernsby |
More than half of the UK's total population has received a first dose of a coronavirus vaccine.

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Government data up to April 23 shows that of the 45.6 million jabs given in the UK so far, 33.5 million were first doses – a rise of 119,953 on the previous day.

The UK population is estimated to be 66.8 million, so the latest figures show that more than half the population have now had a first dose of a coronavirus vaccine.

NHS England data up to April 23 shows that of the 38.2 million total doses given in England so far, 28.1 million were first doses – a rise of 107,656 on the previous day.

Anyone aged 45 and over can still arrange their jab in England, as well as people who are clinically vulnerable or health and care workers.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said he is "absolutely delighted" about reaching the "brilliant" milestone, adding: "This vaccination programme is our way out of this pandemic. It's clearly saving lives."

Hancock said he is thrilled that the uptake amongst everyone aged 50 and above is over 95%.

Deputy chief executive of NHS Providers Saffron Cordery said: "It is an astonishing achievement that half of the UK population has now had at least one Covid-19 jab.

"In under five months, frontline NHS staff in trusts and primary care and volunteers have done an incredible job giving out over 33 million first jabs and more than 11 million second doses.

"We owe each and every one of them our thanks. We've made truly significant progress, but we've still got a long way to go until we reach our next major milestone of offering all adults their first jab by the end of July.

"In the meantime, we'd encourage everyone to have their Covid-19 vaccines when they are offered it and to continue following the rules on social contact.

"These measures are key to keeping Covid-19 infection rates under control and helping ensure this current lockdown is our last."


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