More than half of UK population has had first Covid-19 jab, figures show

More than half of the UK’s total population has received a first dose of a coronavirus vaccine, figures show. Government data up to April 23 shows that of the 45,580,400 jabs given in the UK so far, 33,508,590 were first doses – a rise of 119,953 on the previous day. The UK population is estimated to be 66,796,807, so the latest figures show that more than half the population have now had a first dose of a coronavirus vaccine.