England’s Covid vaccine rollout has reached another milestone with more than 50 million doses having been given, Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced.
Sky News has more.
The landmark figure, reached on Saturday, showed that 31,546,846 first doses have been given, alongside 18,699,556 second jabs…
NHS England’s Lead for the NHS Covid Vaccination Programme, Dr Emily Lawson, said: “Today the biggest NHS vaccination programme in history hit another outstanding milestone, with more than 50 million life-saving jabs being administered across the country in six months, and the roll out continuing at pace with tens of thousands of 34 and 35 year-olds quick to act on their invites this week, ahead of the next age groups able to book today.
“This success is the result of the tireless efforts of NHS teams, alongside local partners and volunteers, who are determined to protect their patients, families and communities.
“Despite this we must take nothing for granted so you are invited please book your appointment – and along with millions of others get vital protection against coronavirus.”…
The rollout has accelerated this week, with different age groups able to book every day since Monday, when it was announced 37 year-olds could book their jabs.
Given that so many vaccine doses have now been administered, including to the most vulnerable, why are we still discussing the possibility of lockdown being extended beyond June 21st, and the idea of healthy children being vaccinated?
The Sky News report is worth reading in full.