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COVID-19: England today takes a new step in the vaccine with half of the under 30s bitten | UK News

Half of all adults under the age of 30 in England will have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by Sunday, the NHS said.

More than 4.2 million people between the ages of 18 and 29 received a jab within three weeks of coronavirus vaccination program was opened to people in their twenties.

Vaccine Minister Nadhim Zahawi praised the “phenomenal achievement”.

He added: “It’s fantastic to see so many young people coming out for their jabs, doing their part to protect themselves and their loved ones.”

There are hundreds of ‘for sure’ walk-in vaccination sites, including stadiums and shopping malls, open in England.

The sites were designed to drive adoption of the COVID-19[female[feminine vaccine amid the increase in the number of cases fueled by the Delta variant.

The UK recorded another 18,270 laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases Saturday – the highest figure since February 5 – but hospitalizations and deaths remain low.

The appetite for vaccines remains high as the immunization program enters its final phase.

More than a million vaccination bookings were made between Monday and Wednesday this week, while the NHS is also reaching out to people aged 40 and over to advance their second dose in accordance with updated expert advice.

According to NHS England data released on Saturday, a total of 64,089,251 vaccinations were given in England between December 8 and June 25, including the first and second doses.

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NHS England said 36,944,843 were first doses, an increase of 177,515 the day before, while 27,144,408 were a second dose, an increase of 133,375.

More than four in five adults have now received their first vaccine and more than 60% of people have received both doses, the NHS said.

Dr Nikki Kanani, director of primary care at NHS England, praised the ‘incredible’ progress made.

She said: “The adoption that we saw in 18-29 year olds in …

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