More than 10 million people in UK given second Covid vaccine dose

In Wales, 602,807 people have received their second jab, and in Northern Ireland, 273,619
More than 10 million people in UK given second Covid vaccine dose

273,619 in Northern Ireland have received their second jab. Photo: Jane Barlow/PA

More than 10m people in the UK have now received their second dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, according to Government figures.

The milestone means that more than 19% of all adults in the country have received both jabs, 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.

UK 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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