Five MILLION Brits have had 2nd Covid vaccine dose as NHS hits

FIVE million Brits have had their 2nd Covid vaccine in a significant NHS turning point.

Britain’s record-breaking vaccine rollout saw 256,870 2nd jabs given in the past 24 hr. It brings the overall 2nd jabs to 5,205,505.

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And 124,415 first doses were offered, meaning 31,425,682 have actually now gotten an initial injection.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock tweeted: “Over 5 million people have actually now had their second vaccine dose. The vaccine is safe and efficient, so when it’s your turn, stepped forward and get the jab.”

Prime Minister Boris Johnson added we have “reached another milestone in our vaccination programme”.

He prompted everyone to take up their 2nd jab as soon as it is offered.

It comes as another 10 Covid deaths were recorded – the lowest level in 6 months.

Daily case also was up to levels not seen considering that mid-September yesterday.

Today it is only somewhat greater, with 3,423 brand-new cases in the last 24 hr.

It comes as:

Those who have actually had both doses may be able to avoid the 10-day quarantine on their return from worldwide holidays, it emerged previously.

Anyone going back to Britain will have pre-departure Covid tests regardless of their vaccine status under present federal government plans – however those who have actually had both dosages might get fewer tests after checking out low-risk countrie.

More information on the federal government’s plans for non-essential international travel are anticipated on Easter Monday.

It likewise emerged that 7 individuals have died from a blood clot after taking the AstraZeneca vaccine – but the medicine’s regulator insisted the jab is safe.

Of 18.1 million people who have had that jab, 30 individuals developed an embolism.

MHRA president Dr June Raine firmly insisted the advantages of the vaccine “continue to exceed any threats and the general public need to continue to get their vaccine when welcomed to do so”.

Britain’s vaccine rollout has actually been hugely effective and millions have actually been prompted to reserve their slot now.

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NHS chiefs said protection from the virus as some lockdown limitations are eased is crucial.

Anybody who is qualified – in the top nine priority groups – and has not yet had their Covid jab, need to do so.

It includes anyone over the age of 50, individuals with particular medical conditions no matter age, those who cope with a susceptible grownup and NHS and social care workers, including in healthcare facilities and care homes.

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