UK passes 25 million Covid vaccinations

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The UK has passed the milestone of 25 million vaccinations for Covid-19, the Department of Health and Social Care has announced.

Official figures released today showed that a total of 25,273,226 people have received first doses of vaccine by 16 March, of whom 1,759,445 have had their second jab.

The milestone was reached in exactly 100 days after Margaret Keenan, of Coventry, became the first person in the world to receive an authorised vaccination.

The UK is now on track to give a first dose of vaccine to half of its adult population – around 26.5m people – before the end of this week.

Among them will be prime minister Boris Johnson, who revealed that he will be inoculated with the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine by the end of this week.

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