Covid vaccine: More than 2.5 million people in England get second jab

More than 2.5 million people have now received their second dose of a coronavirus vaccine, more than one in three in the past week, NHS England said.

In England, more than 25 million people were vaccinated on their first dose, with the number of people receiving their second dose reaching a new weekly high.

According to NHS England, around 900,000 people received their second bump in the past week, about twice as many as the week before.

The focus now is on ensuring that those in the most vulnerable cohorts have had the opportunity to get vaccinated before all priority groups receive their first vaccine by April 15.

With a narrower range of available doses next month, NHS England is encouraging those ages 50+ or ​​those with an underlying health condition to have their first burst.

It is said that three out of four people between the ages of 50 and 54 have been bumped, up from half last week.

Dr. Nikki Kanani, NHS and NHS primary medical director, said: “The NHS in England has now vaccinated 25 million people. This is an incredible feat from NHS staff across the country who continue to work fast.

“At the same time as the weekly increase in the second dose, the NHS is reaching 50 to 69 year olds who have not yet accepted the vaccination offer.

“If you are one of those people who have not yet booked your first dose, please get in touch and get your life-saving Covid-19 vaccine, which will not only protect you, but also those around you.”


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