The Speaker
Friday, 24 May 2024 – 23:21

Everyone in top-nine priority groups offered vaccine ahead of target, according to Government

The target of offering a coronavirus vaccine to those in the nine most vulnerable groups by 15 April has been achieved successfully ahead of schedule, according to the UK Government.

The nine groups include people aged 50 and over, care home staff and residents, health and social care workers, the clinically extremely vulnerable and adults aged 16+ in an at-risk group.

Over 32.1 million people in the UK have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while more than 7.6 million people have received two doses.

The Government is now aiming to continue its rollout of second doses, and offer first vaccine does to all UK adults by the end of July.

People over the age of 40 are expected to be the next to be offered the vaccine in the coming days and weeks, with advice on the next stages of the rollout expected to be announced by the JCVI.


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