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COVID-19: More than half of adults in UK have now received two doses of vaccine | UK News

More than half of the UK’s adult population has now received two doses of a coronavirus vaccine.

Vaccines Minister Nadhim Zahawi confirmed the feat, tweeting: “Another milestone today. 50% of all adults in the UK have had protection from two doses.

“Thanks to a brilliant team. We continue.”

Yesterday it was announced that three quarters of adults in the UK had received a first jab.

A total of 26,422,303 second doses have now been administered since the vaccination rollout began almost six months ago.

In England 22,442,383 second doses were administered, equivalent to 50.7% of the adult population.

England are slightly ahead of the other three UK nations, with Scotland at 48.2% (2,137,618 second doses).

Meanwhile, Northern Ireland on 47.1% (684,398 second doses) and Wales on 45.9% (1,157,904 second doses).

It comes as rates of coronavirus cases have increased or remained at the same level across all age groups over the past week, figures from Public Health England have shown.

The largest spike in cases is among people aged 10 to 29, many of whom have yet to receive the jab, according to data from PHE.

There were 72.3 cases per 100,000 people in this age group.

The government has announced plans to offer a first dose of a vaccine to all adults by the end of July, and both doses to anyone aged 50 and over by June 21.

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This notice was published: 2021-06-03 13:14:00

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