A third of adults in the UK are now fully vaccinated against Covid-19, recent figures have shown.
A total of 17,669,379 people received both doses of the shock – that’s 33.5 percent of all people aged 18 and over.
It is estimated that England and Northern Ireland have given two doses to 33.6 percent of their adult populations, slightly ahead of Wales (33.4 percent) and Scotland (33.1 percent).
Dr. Nikki Kanani, General Practitioner and Primary Care Medical Director at NHS England, responded to the numbers for England: “Another incredible milestone for the NHS was reached when one in three adults in England has now received both doses of the Covid vaccine. This means that they have maximum protection from the virus.
“Reaching this milestone is no accident – it is the result of months of hard work and everyone in the NHS who has been involved is helping to protect millions of people from serious illness and save lives.”
To date, 35,371,669 people in the UK have received a first dose of vaccine – that’s 67.2 percent of the adult population.
Wales has given a first dose to 76.2 percent of its adult population, ahead of Northern Ireland (66.9 percent), England (66.8 percent) and Scotland (65.4 percent).
All figures are based on the latest vaccination data reported by the UK health authorities.