Boris Johnson's joy as one in three adults in England – 17.6million people – have had both Covid jabs

ONE in three adults in England is now fully vaccinated against Covid.

Around 17.6million have now had both jabs while more than 35million have had their first dose.

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Ministers are confident that July’s target to offer every adult at least their first vaccine is in reach.

Saturday alone saw 637,631 doses given out.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted: “One third of adults in the UK have now had their second dose of the Covid vaccine, a testament to the extraordinary efforts of NHS staff and volunteers.

“Thank you to everyone who has made this happen. Get your jab when called.”

And last night scientists pinned the latest easing of restrictions directly to the success of Britain’s vaccine rollout.

Prof Andrew Pollard, the head of the Oxford University vaccine group, said the country has seen the “extraordinary success” of both the vaccination programme and the prolonged lockdown.

He told BBC’s Andrew Marr Show: “I think it is time to start, based on the very careful modelling that’s been done, relaxing some of those restrictions.

“That means we’re in a very fortunate position here in the UK.”

 

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