30 million receive first dose of coronavirus vaccine in UK

More than 30 million people in the UK have received a first dose of the coronavirus vaccine as the NHS prepares to administer millions of second doses in the coming weeks.

The Department of Health and Social Care data shows that the UK health services vaccinated a total of 30,151,287 people between 8 December and 27 March with first doses, representing approximately 57 per cent of all UK adults.

Additionally, 3,527,481 people have had their second doses, totalling 33,678,768 jabs administered overall. This represnts approximately six per cent of the adult population in the country.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: “I’m absolutely thrilled that more than 30 million people have now had the jab across the UK - including 650,000 vaccinations delivered yesterday. The vaccine is saving lives and is our route out of this pandemic. I want to say a massive thanks to the team. When you get the call - get the jab.”

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