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UK hits 50 MILLION Covid vaccine milestone Boris reveals with one in four Brits fully protected after second dose

THE UK has dished out 50million Covid jabs in the record-breaking rollout, Boris Johnson confirmed this afternoon.

Today the country tipped over the impressive number, with one in four Brits now fully protected with two doses.

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50million jabs have been given out to Brits now in the rollout efforts


50million jabs have been given out to Brits now in the rollout effortsCredit: LNP
The PM confirmed the milestone figure this afternoon


The PM confirmed the milestone figure this afternoonCredit: AFP

The Prime Minister confirmed the staggering achievement in the fight against Covid today.

He told reporters on a visit to Hartlepool: “As things stand, and the way things are going, with the vaccine rollout going the way that it is – we have done 50 million jabs as I speak to you today, quarter of the adult population, one in four have had two jabs.

“You are seeing the results of that really starting to show up in the epidemiology.”

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: “We’ve just delivered the 50 millionth jab across the UK! Massive achievement from the team.

“These jabs are saving lives and helping us get back to normal. Thank you to everyone who has played their part in our national effort.

“When you get the call, get the jab.”

Yesterday was another landmark day, with 15 million people having got their double doses.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson hailed the rollout, writing on Twitter: “15 million people across our United Kingdom have received two doses of a COVID vaccine.

“Thank you to everyone who has made this possible.

“Please keep coming forward to get your jabs to give yourself maximum protection from the virus.”

The Herculean jab rollout has continued to smash milestones in the UK as Britain prepares for the next phase of lockdown easing this month.

The next stage of the vaccine programme started last week with Brits over the age of 42 being asked to come forward for their jabs.

If the current rollout continues at this pace, Brits in their 30s could be offered a jab as soon as next month.

This puts Boris Johnson on target to keep his promise of having every adult vaccinated by July.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: “It’s fantastic news that 15 million people have now received two jabs.

“The vaccination progress has been extraordinary, and I want to give my thanks to all the team – NHS, volunteers, military and so many others.

“Getting a second dose is absolutely vital to ensure people are getting the strongest possible protection from this deadly virus – I encourage everyone to book their jab as soon as they are offered it.”

Health officials are also rolling out a major new ad campaign to encourage younger Brits to get their injections as soon as possible.

The “every vaccination gives us hope” campaign will hit telly screens tonight — the first time the rollout will have been advertised on TV.

It will showcase people who have already had the jab — and highlight the heroics of volunteers.

The 60-second advert, which will make its debut during Emmerdale on ITV at 7.15pm, features a version of Dinah Washington’s What a Difference a Day Makes.



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