The U.K. has reached the milestone of fully vaccinating more than 20 million people, yet concern over the Indian variant continues to dominate the Government’s – and the media’s – Covid narrative. Sky News has the story.
Some 391,246 had their second jab on Saturday, meaning a total of 20,103,658 have now received both shots.
Also on Saturday, 237,331 had their first jab, bringing the total number of people who have been given at least one dose to 36,573,354.
In Wales, it has been announced that more than two million people have now had a vaccine.
Almost three million doses in total have been administered in the nation in six months. This means 80% of all adults in Wales have received their first jab and one in three adults have had their second dose.
Just four Covid deaths were reported across the whole of the U.K. today, but fear persists about the Indian variant. Health Secretary Matt Hancock told Sky News today that there is a “high degree of confidence” vaccines work against the variant but that it can “spread like wildfire” among those who are unvaccinated, hinting that the “roadmap” could be extended if “enough” people don’t take the vaccine.
The Sky News report is worth reading in full.
Stop Press: The vaccine rollout will extend to those over the age of 35 this week, the Government has announced.