OVER 25million Brits have now been jabbed in the battle versus Covid – as the extraordinary vaccine rollout speeds on.
Britain has led the way in a remarkably quick vaccination program, with over-50s now being invited to book in for a jab.
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Almost half the adult population has now been vaccinated versus Covid.
New figures out today reveal the UK jabbed an overall of 25,273,226 individuals in between December 8 and March 16 with very first doses, while 1,759,445 individuals have had their second dosage.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “This newest turning point is an extraordinary achievement – representing 25million factors to be confident for the future as we very carefully reopen society.
” Thank you once again to the brilliant NHS, researchers, armed forces, volunteers, and all those who’ve helped our rollout.”
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: “This is an extraordinary accomplishment, coming precisely 100 days after Margaret Keenan got the very first authorised jab in the whole world.
” It has actually been a nationwide mission, one of the one of the biggest logistical workouts because the war and I wish to thank everyone who played their part, consisting of every NHS vaccinator, GPs, pharmacists, volunteers and the armed forces for their vital role in every corner of the UK.
” We lead schedule to offer a first dosage to all in these groups by the 15 April and I prompt everyone eligible to come forward.”
JABS ROLL ON
The UK is on track to attain the PM’s target of offering the very first dosage of the vaccine to all over-50s by 15 April, in addition to all adults by the end of July.
BT are marking the milestone with a message on the renowned BT Tower in London.
Vaccines Minister Nadhim Zahawi stated: “Vaccines are the best method to safeguard ourselves and our enjoyed ones from this dreadful virus and the UK vaccination program is going from strength to strength.
” This is an unbelievable milestone and moves us one action more detailed to safely seeing our friends and family once again.
” The vaccination program will continue to broaden over the coming weeks and more individuals will get their second doses.”
However 18 European countries have now stopped briefly use of the Oxford vaccine over dubious reports it activates embolism.
France and Germany the other day confessed their restriction was political – as MPs implicated them of sulking over Britain’s more successful rollout.
Mr Johnson has actually booked in for his own Covid jab – and he’s getting AstraZeneca, he informed the House of Commons this afternoon.
He said at PMQs: “I lastly got news that I have actually got to have my own jab.”
And he included that it will “certainly be [the] Oxford AstraZeneca” one.
comprehends he’s getting it today – after his representative stated he was “completely pleased” to get the UK-made Oxford jab.
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Today the World Health Organisation recommended countries keep utilizing the AstraZeneca jab, as the fallout from the pause continues.
A statement stated: “At this time, WHO thinks about that the benefits of the AstraZeneca vaccine exceed its risks and suggests that vaccinations continue.”
The Health Secretary last night assured Sun readers they had nothing to fear with the Oxford jab.