Ursula von der Leyen threatens AstraZeneca with vaccine export ban Europe's stance on AstraZeneca jab irresponsible, says vaccine tsar Pfizer warns EU to back down on vaccine threats to UK Kate Bingham: 'EU leaders undermining vaccine completely irresponsible' Subscribe to The Telegraph for a month-long free trial The UK has set a new record for the most Covid-19 vaccines administered in a 24-hour period, with 711,156 people inoculated on Friday. This is the second time in consecutive days that the daily vaccine record has been broken - the previous record was set the day before when a total of 660,276 doses were given out. A total of 26,853,407 people have now received a first dose of the vaccine, while 2,132,551 have had their second jab - this brings the overall number of vaccinated people in the UK to over 28.9 million. Vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi hailed the record as an "incredible performance". The UK also passed another milestone on Saturday with more than half of the adult population having received their first dose, which the Prime Minister said was a "fantastic achievement". Follow the latest updates below.