More than 30 million people have now had the first dose of their Covid vaccine as any remaining over 50s were urged to book theirs – but when will you get yours?
The total number of people who have had their first dose of a Covid vaccine is 30,680,948, official figures published by the Department of Health on Tuesday show.
A total of 3,838,010 have had their second dose, the most up to date data shows.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has committed to inoculating all over 50s with at least one dose by April 15 and the country’s entire adult population by July 31.
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Britain will focus on vaccinating the whole of its adult population before it can to provide any surplus shots to other countries such as its close neighbour Ireland, business minister Kwasi Kwarteng said on Tuesday.
More than 30 million Britons have received their first Covid-19 shots in the fastest vaccine rollout in Europe, with the aim of offering shots to all adults by the end of July.
However, Britain has found itself involved in a public spat with the European Union, where the vaccination programme has been much slower, over the supply of doses.
“I think our focus has to be to try and keep Britain safe, we want to work cooperatively as well with other countries but the main priority is to get the vaccine rollout,” Kwarteng told Sky News.
He said Britain was working with European nations to try to ensure their populations were vaccinated, and that it was not “a competitive situation”.
However, asked if Britain might be able to help out Ireland, he said: “If there are surplus vaccine doses then we can share them but there are no surpluses at the moment, we have still got a huge number to vaccinate.”
Vaccine priority list
1) Residents in a care home for older adults and staff working in care homes for older adults
2) All those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers
3) All those 75 years of age and over
4) All those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals (not including pregnant women and those under 16 years of age)
5) All those 65 years of age and over
6) Adults aged 16 to 65 years in an at-risk group (see clinical conditions below) [footnote 1]
7) All those 60 years of age and over
8) All those 55 years of age and over
9) All those 50 years of age and over
10) Rest of the population (to be determined)