Milestone in the United Kingdom: Half of the adult population received their first dose of Corona vaccine

Milestone in the United Kingdom: Half of the adult population received their first dose of Corona vaccine

In the United Kingdom (United Kingdom), half of the adult population has already received at least one dose of the Coronavirus vaccine. British Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced this on Twitter.

This achievement was reached after 660,276 doses of Corona vaccines were given last Friday. Hancock talks about a huge success. “I want to thank everyone involved, including half of the population who were ready to vaccinate,” he said in a video he shared on Twitter. “This is very important, because the vaccine provides us with a way out of the Corona pandemic.”

‘Get vaccinated’

In the video, Hancock also called on residents to accept the invitation to vaccinate. “Join half of the population who have already received a first dose of the vaccine,” the minister said.

Meanwhile, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson also received a first dose of the Corona vaccine. Last Friday he was vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine. The last few weeks were there Some concerns about this vaccine After blood clots were discovered in Denmark in people who received the vaccine. The European Pharmacy Monitoring Agency, EMA, confirmed on Thursday that the vaccine Safe and effective.

Israel leads the way in vaccinations

The United Kingdom is one of the fastest-vaccinated countries worldwide. Only in Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Chile is vaccination faster. Gibraltar, a British overseas territory, is the first country in the world where the entire adult population is vaccinated against the Coronavirus.

According to the latest figures, 903 656 people have already been partially vaccinated in our country, or 7.86 percent of the population. 419,430 people have already been fully vaccinated. This represents 3.65 percent of the population. When vaccination coverage is at least 70 percent, there is national group immunity.

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