Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Further vaccination update

It turns out that when I had my vaccination yesterday I was one of well over half a million people in the UK who had a vaccination dose that day.

Here are the UK figures with a breakdown by the four constituent nations and first and second doses:

The number of people who've had at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine in the United Kingdom as of yesterday is 25,273,226.

The number of people who have had two doses is now 1,759,445 as of close of play 16th March. This is up 95,799 on the day before, the seven-day average number of second vaccinations per day is 72,156.

The people who have had both doses comprise 2.63% of the total UK population but is now starting to ramp up.

There is strong evidence from a whole range of peer-reviewed scientific studies that a single dose of either the Oxford/AstraZeneca or Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine dramatically reduces the risk of catching COVID-19 and even more dramatically reduces rates of hospital admissions and death, after four weeks. The evidence also shows that to get the maximum possible benefit from either vaccine we do need to make sure everyone gets their second dose.

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