OVER 15 MILLION people have received a vaccine so far across the United Kingdom.

We have administered more than 15.6 million vaccines across the UK. Over one in four UK adults have now received a coronavirus vaccine, with first doses having been given to around 9 in 10 people aged 70 and above – and we are accelerating the rollout so we can offer a vaccine to everyone over 50 by May.

As we promised, we have now offered the vaccine to residents at every eligible care home with older residents in England. We have visited every eligible care home with older residents in England – 10,307 in total – and offered vaccinations to all their residents and staff, a vital milestone in our ongoing race to protect the most vulnerable against the disease.

Only two countries, the United States and China, have vaccinated more people than the UK. We are also the third country in the world for vaccinations per capita behind only Israel and the UEA – a testament to British science, as we are leading the world from the front in science, research and development.

Overall, we have now secured early access to over 407 million total doses of vaccines for 2021 and 2022. This means we will have the Oxford-AstraZenca vaccine manufactured in Oxford, Staffordshire and Wrexham; the Novovax vaccine made in Teesside and the Valneva vaccine, subject to approval, produced in Livingston, Scotland – a great example of what we can achieve together as one United Kingdom.