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Over 30 million people have now been vaccinated in the UK

The UK government have stated that more than 30 million people in the UK are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Overall, over 30,204,738 people have received both doses of a coronavirus vaccine. This equates to 57.3% of the adult population. Moreover, 41,830,546 have received a first vaccine, which represents 79.4% of the population.

Furthermore, NHS boss Simon Stevens has conveyed that the COVID-19 vaccine will eligible for all people over 18 by the end of this week.

This is a milestone for the country, despite the recent government decision to delay the easing of the restrictions for four weeks. The reason for this is due to the dramatic rise in the delta variant – first identified in India.

During this period, the second dose for people who are aged over 40 will be pushed forward from 12 weeks to 8 weeks – being offered the jab by at least 19th of July.

An analysis by Public Health England (PHE) has explained that two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine are extremely effective against the Delta variant, suggesting that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is 96% effective, and the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine is 92% effective.

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