We have administered more than 15.6 million vaccines across the UK. As of Sunday 14 February, 15,062,189 people have received their first vaccinations and 537,715 have received their second vaccination.
Over one in four UK adults have now received a coronavirus vaccine, with first doses having been given to around 9 in 10 people aged 70 and above - and we are accelerating the rollout so we can offer a vaccine to everyone over 50 by May.
15 Million Vaccines Milestone
Yesterday, we reached a significant milestone in the United Kingdom’s national vaccination programme, achieving an extraordinary feat – administering a total of 15 million jabs into the arms of some of the most vulnerable across the UK.
Our world leading vaccination programme has truly been a UK-wide effort and the Government want to thank each and every person who has helped make it happen, and everyone who has signed up for a jab so far.
Today the Prime Minister will set out in full the details of the progress we have made vaccinating the four most vulnerable groups, and has committed to setting out a roadmap on 22 February detailing how we will cautiously begin to start lifting restrictions.
There is still a long way to go and there will undoubtedly be bumps in the road, but after what we have achieved together we can go forward with confidence.
NHS offers COVID jab to clinically vulnerable and people 65 to 69
From today, NHS staff will begin vaccinating people aged 65 to 69 and those who are clinically vulnerable against Covid-19, giving those most at risk the protection they need as we continue to fight this disease together.
Almost 1.2 million letters were due to land on doorsteps by Saturday 13 February asking people to log on to the national booking service at www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination with another 1.2 million due to arrive this week. Anyone unable to book online can call 119 free of charge, anytime between 7am and 11pm seven days a week. Those who receive a letter can choose from more than 100 large scale vaccination centres or almost 200 pharmacy services.
Our world-leading vaccination programme is continuing at an unprecedented speed and we are keeping up the momentum and expanding the programme even further.
That is why from today, the next phase of the vaccine programme will begin, as our NHS starts to vaccinate people aged 65 to 69 and those who are clinically vulnerable. We are, once again, urging anyone aged 70 or over who has not yet done so to book an appointment online, contact their GP or dial 119 right away.
Vaccines are our way out of this pandemic, and we will continue to accelerate the programme even further to help us on our route back to normality.
For any more information, please visit: https://www.england.nhs.uk/2021/02/nhs-offers-covid-jab-to-clinically-vulnerable-and-people-65-to-69/.