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One million people in Wales receive first vaccine dose against COVID-19

One million people in Wales receive first vaccine dose against COVID-19

One million people in Wales have now received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, meaning that almost 40% of the country's adult population now have some protection from the virus.

According to the latest data, 1,007,391 people in Wales have had their first vaccine dose, while 192,030 have also had their second dose.

Wales is aiming to have offered vaccinations to every eligible adult by 31 July as long as adequate supply is maintained. 

Wales' Health Minister Vaughan Gething said;

"To be able to say that one in four adults in Wales have now had at least their first dose of the vaccine is a truly incredible testament to the hard-work of everyone involved in the roll-out of this life-changing vaccine.

"We have seen an incredible level of up-take so far and my thanks go to every person who has done their bit for this national effort. It is crucial these high levels of uptake are maintained and I would urge everyone to take up their offer - every single dose really does count. Each is a step closer to opening up our society, a step closer to a brighter future and our ‘new normal’.

"We do however need to reiterate that even if you have had your jab, please keep to the social distancing and hygiene measures we’ve become accustom to over the past year - everyone’s efforts to keep this virus at bay are so vitally important."

Across the UK, 22,377,255 people have had at least one vaccine dose, according to the latest Coronavirus data.

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