More than 75% of UK adults have now received their first COVID-19 vaccine dose - protecting them from the virus as we cautiously move along our roadmap to normality.
Thanks to the efforts of the British people and our historic vaccine programme - the most successful in our nation’s history - we are making huge progress in emerging from this devastating pandemic. More than three in four adults across the UK have now received at least one dose of the vaccine, and we remain on track to offer all adults a first dose by the end of July.
The case for getting vaccinated is clear, which is why we are encouraging everyone, when you get the call, get the jab, so together we can keep ourselves and our loved ones safe.
For more information on the COVID-19 vaccination programme following the milestone of 75% of adults having now received their first COVID-19 vaccine dose, including comments from the Health and Social Care Secretary and the Vaccines Minister, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/three-quarters-of-uk-adults-vaccinated-with-first-dose.
Yesterday the Health Secretary set out the global efforts the Government is taking to work more closely with our international friends and partners to identify early warning signs from animals and the environment.
The Government remains committed to supporting the equitable access to vaccines worldwide as one of the largest donors to the COVAX facility with over £500 million already committed - helping to distribute 1.3 billion doses of coronavirus vaccine to 92 developing countries so far this year.
The Health Secretary has also confirmed that over half a billion doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine have now been released for supply globally, the majority of them in low & middle income countries.
For more information on the new international approach to combat emerging health threats as crucial G7 health talks begin, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-international-approach-to-combat-emerging-health-threats-as-crucial-g7-health-talks-begin.
Record Number of Doctors and Nurses
We have a record number of doctors working in the NHS in England, their highest recorded level at 124,078. We also have a record number of nurses working in the NHS in England, their highest recorded level at 304,542.
Huge thank you to the whole NHS team.