More Than Six Million Britons Fully Vaccinated Against Covid

Britain has passed another milestone in its vaccine rollout with six million people now fully vaccinated against Covid. Almost 32 million have also received their first dose. Sky News has the story.

More than six million people in the UK are now fully vaccinated against Covid, while nearly 32 million have had their first dose.

Another 99,530 first jabs were administered on Wednesday, taking the total to 31,807,124.

And there were 408,396 second jabs, the second highest daily total to date, taking the number of people fully protected against Covid to 6,091,905. …

Vaccination numbers have been notably lower so far this month as the focus is placed on administering second jabs rather than moving down the age groups, but have picked up slightly since Tuesday saw the lowest number of first doses given since early January (40,744).

The first doses of the Moderna vaccine were administered in the UK [this week], in Wales.

The jab from the US pharmaceutical giant, along with the one from Pfizer, will be key if the Government is to meet its target of offering every adult a jab by the end of July.

Despite this success, the Government remains uninterested in speeding up Britain’s reopening. Matt Hancock recently suggested that freedom could only be reclaimed through weekly mass testing – yet another shift of the goalposts.

Sky News’ report is worth reading in full.

Stop Press: In the latest episode of the Spectator’s podcast “The Week in 60 Minutes“, Kate Andrews asks: “If the vaccine won’t restore our liberty, what will? When does it end?”

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