Three quarters of UK adults fully vaccinated against COVID-19

More than three in four UK adults have received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine - but significant variation remains between regions.

COVID-19 vaccine (Photo: Cavan Images/Getty Images)
COVID-19 vaccine (Photo: Cavan Images/Getty Images)

The UK government this week hailed the 'phenomenal rollout' of COVID-19 vaccines in the UK - with three quarters of jabs in England delivered by GP practice teams - as the UK passed a landmark stage in its vaccination programme.

More than three in four UK adults have now received both doses of vaccine - 39,688,566 people in total. First doses have been delivered to 47,091,889 people - 89% of the UK adult population.

The government said data from Public Health England and Cambridge University showed the vaccination programme had prevented 60,000 deaths, 22m infections and 66,900 hospitalisations.

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However, analysis by GPonline shows that people in some parts of England remain significantly exposed to COVID-19 because of lower vaccination rates.

The proportion of adults fully vaccinated in CCG areas covering parts of London, Manchester and Liverpool remains below 60% - while in other parts of the country more than 80% of the adult population is 'double jabbed'.

Meanwhile, almost 200,000 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the week to 10 August and more than 5,300 people were admitted to hospital with COVID-19 in the week to 6 August.

Health and social care secretary Sajid Javid said: 'Three in four adults across the UK have now had both doses of the vaccine, which is incredible and a testament to the fantastic work of the NHS, volunteers and everyone involved in the rollout.

'Getting two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine is the key to enjoying a host of new freedoms safely – whether that be to enjoy a trip abroad with family or a night out with friends – as we continue to build our wall of protection.'

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