London – OVER 8.9 MILLION vaccines have been administered so far across the United Kingdom. It is leading the global fightback against coronavirus with a mass vaccine programme. The UK have now vaccinated over 9 in 10 people in their 80s and 3 in 4 of the 75-79-year olds. This includes all care home residents – a crucial milestone in the ongoing race to vaccinate the most vulnerable against the disease.
Every eligible care home in England with older residents has now been offered a life-saving vaccine, marking an important milestone in their ongoing race to vaccinate the vulnerable against this disease figures are expected to show.
In the last week, UK averaged almost 375,000 vaccinations each day and it continues to scale up the capacity to deliver. On Saturday, almost 600,000 people were vaccinated in one day – 100,000 more than the previous record day.
Only two countries – the United States and China – have vaccinated more people than the UK. It is the third country in the world for vaccinations per capita. Only Israel and the UAE have vaccinated more people per capita than the UK – a testament to British science, as they are leading the world from the front in science, research and development.