UK set to pass major vaccine landmark TODAY

Now 60% of adults are fully vaccinated: We are set to pass major landmark TODAY as figures show six in ten adults – 32.5 million people – will have received double-dose of Covid jab

  • UK set to pass the landmark of six in ten adults fully vaccinated on Tuesday
  • Latest figures as of Sunday showed 59.7 per cent of adults had had both doses
  • Official figures also show 81.9 per cent of over 18s have had at least one dose 

The country is today set to pass the landmark of six in ten adults fully vaccinated.

The latest figures yesterday showed that 59.7 per cent of adults – 31,449,915 people – had received both jabs as of Sunday.

It suggests today’s updated figures will show the milestone of 60 per cent was likely hit yesterday.

Public Health England has suggested the Government should aim to have 70 per cent fully inoculated before lifting remaining restrictions next month.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock confirmed yesterday that those who have been double jabbed will soon be spared having to self-isolate for ten days if they come into contact with someone with Covid.

Under the plan to revise quarantine restrictions, daily lateral flow tests are set to replace the mandatory self-isolation period. 

The UK is today set to pass the landmark of six in ten adults fully vaccinated after figures yesterday showed that 59.7 per cent of adults – 31,449,915 people – had received both jabs as of Sunday. Pictured: Boris Johnson visits a research lab in Hertfordshire and a temporary vaccine centre in North London on 

The latest official figures show 81.9 per cent of over-18s have now had at least one dose of a vaccine. 

Protection against the Indian variant is significantly boosted after a second dose, with one in ten in hospital with it having had two jabs.

As the rollout continued yesterday Boris Johnson visited a research lab in Hertfordshire and a temporary vaccine centre at the rugby union club Saracens’ StoneX Stadium in north London.

It came as an IT glitch left vaccine centres temporarily recording jabs using pen and paper yesterday. 

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