1.3 million in UK have had their Covid vaccine


Some 1.3 million people in the UK have now received their first dose of a Covid vaccine, says the government.

In England, that includes nearly a quarter of the most elderly, vulnerable patients.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said it meant that within a two to three weeks they should have a “significant degree of immunity” to the virus.

He said there would be a ramping up to get more people immunised – up to 2 million a week.

The ambition is to vaccinate all the over-70s, the most clinically vulnerable and front-line health and care workers by mid-February. That will require around 13 million vaccinations.