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A quarter of all UK adults are now fully vaccinated against Covid-19, figures show

27/04/2021

A quarter of UK adults are now fully vaccinated against Covid-19, with a record number of second doses delivered in the past seven days, latest figures show.

A total of 13,201,811 people have now received both jabs – the equivalent of 25.1% of the adult population.

Wales is estimated to have given two doses to 27.8% of adults, ahead of England (24.9%), Scotland (24.9%) and Northern Ireland (24.5%).

The figures are for vaccinations reported by the UK’s health agencies up to and including April 26, and reflect the pace at which second doses have been ramped up across the country during the past month.

Just under 2.8 million second doses were recorded in the week to April 26 – the highest number for any seven-day period so far – with nearly 8.7 million since April 1.

This compares with just under 3.7 million second doses in March and just 321,607 in February.

Second doses of Covid-19 vaccines must follow within 12 weeks of the first, meaning the millions of people who received their initial jab in February have recently had a follow-up dose, or are due to get the jab shortly.

People aged 80 and over were among the first groups on the priority list for vaccines, with initial doses offered from early December.

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