COVID-19: More than 11 million have had both jabs in UK
Written by Hitmix News on 23 April 2021
More than 11 million people in the UK have now had both doses of a coronavirus vaccine, new figures show.
Some 416,784 had their second jab yesterday, meaning 11,192,601 have now received both shots.
Data shows 117,909 people had their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday, taking the UK’s total to 33,257,651.
The new numbers mean that 95% of over-50s in England have been vaccinated, with Health Secretary Matt Hancock promising that: “We’re on track to offer a vaccine to all adults by the end of July.”
It comes as the UK reported a further 18 coronavirus-related deaths and 2,729 new cases in the latest 24-hour period.
Thursday’s figures compare with Wednesday’s 22 deaths and 2,396 new infections and last Thursday’s 30 deaths and 2,672 cases.
I’m delighted that the percentage of over-50s vaccinated has hit 95% in England.
We’re on track to offer a vaccine to all adults by the end of July.
The vaccine is safe & effective, so when it’s your turn, come forward & get the jab.
— Matt Hancock (@MattHancock) April 22, 2021
It brings the total number of infections since the start of the pandemic to 4,398,431 and total number of deaths to 127,345.
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New figures reveal rates of first doses across England.
Rushmoor in Hampshire and Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire, Worcester, and South Oxfordshire have all vaccinated 100% of the over-50s, new figures reveal.
While the Isles of Scilly and Hertsmere in Hertfordshire have vaccinated the most under-49s, with 70.4% and 46.3% jabbed respectively.
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The lowest vaccination rates among the over-50s are all in London, with boroughs in the capital making up the bottom 19.
London has also vaccinated the least under-49s nationwide, with Canterbury, Kent, the next lowest (23.8%), followed by Nottingham (23.9%).