Vaccination update

OVER 20 MILLION people across the UK have now received at least one dose of an approved vaccine against COVID-19.

As the Prime Minister has set out, the target is now to offer a coronavirus vaccine to every adult in the country by the end of July.

We have administered 20,885,663 vaccination doses throughout the UK to 20,089,551 people  - averaging more than 2.5 million doses a week and have vaccinated 1 in 3 adults across the country with at least one dose.

A vaccination dose has now been offered to everyone in the top four priority groups and Britain has now given a first vaccination to two thirds of people aged between 65 and 69, after invites went out a week ago, with people aged 64 also set to be called forward this week.

Only two countries, the United States and China, have vaccinated more people than the UK. We are also the third country in the world for vaccinations per capita behind only Israel and the UEA – a testament to British science, as we are leading the world from the front in science, research and development.

Overall, Britain has secured early access to over 407 million total doses of vaccines for 2021 and 2022. This means we will have the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine manufactured in Oxford, Staffordshire and Wrexham; the Novovax vaccine made in Teesside and the Valneva vaccine, subject to approval, produced in Livingston, Scotland – a great example of what we can achieve together as one United Kingdom. 


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