Almost one in five adults in UK fully vaccinated as more than 10 million receive both jabs

Luke O'Reilly
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Coronavirus vaccination (PA Wire)
Coronavirus vaccination (PA Wire)

Almost one in five adults in the UK have been fully vaccinated, according to Government figures.

More than 10 million people - around 19% of all adults in the country - have received both jabs of the coronavirus vaccine, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) said.

Official data shows that so far, second doses have been administered to 8,518,498 people in England and 757,115 in Scotland.

In Wales 602,807 people have received their second jab, and in Northern Ireland, 273,619.

This brings the total number of people receiving second doses across the UK to 10,152,039.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “Vaccines offer us the best possible protection from the virus, so it is fantastic that 10 million people have now received their second dose.

“This is another remarkable milestone in our vaccination programme, which has already saved thousands of lives.

“I want to thank the brilliant staff and volunteers involved in the rollout, and urge all those who are called to keep coming forward.”

DHSC said that health services across the UK administered a total of 43,084,487 million vaccines between December 8 and April 18, including 32,932,448 people receiving their first dose.

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