Three quarters of UK adults have had first dose of Covid-19 vaccine

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<p>Margaret Keenan becomes the first patient in the United Kingdom to receive the Pfizer/BioNtech covid-19 vaccine at University Hospital, Coventry, administered by nurse May Parsons (Jacob King/PA)</p> (PA Wire)

Margaret Keenan becomes the first patient in the United Kingdom to receive the Pfizer/BioNtech covid-19 vaccine at University Hospital, Coventry, administered by nurse May Parsons (Jacob King/PA)

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Three quarters of adults in the UK are estimated to have received their first dose of Covid-19 vaccine, latest figures show.

A total of 39,585,665 first doses have now been delivered since the vaccination roll-out began almost six months ago.

This is the equivalent of 75.2 per cent of all people aged 18 and over in the UK.

In Wales, 2,152,709 first doses have been given, the equivalent of 85.3 per cent of the adult population.

This is well ahead of the other three nations of the UK, with England now on 74.7 per cent (33,085,145 first doses), Scotland on 74.1 per cent (3,286,261 first doses) and Northern Ireland on 73.1 per cent (1,061,550 first doses).

The latest figures have been published by the UK’s four health agencies.

They also show that an estimated 49.5 per cent of UK adults are now fully vaccinated against Covid-19, including half of adults in England.

In Scotland 47.5 per cent of adults are estimated to have received both doses, along with 46.5 per cent in Northern Ireland and 45.1 per cent in Wales.

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