Gibraltar ‘first nation in world’ to vaccinate entire adult population


Gibraltar has become the “first nation in the world” to vaccinate its entire population for coronavirus, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said.

The British overseas territory, which has a population of just 33,701 residents, reached the milestone on Wednesday, with Gibraltar’s first minister thanking the UK for its contribution to the vaccine rollout.

Every dose of coronavirus vaccine administered in Gibraltar was provided by the UK government and delivered by the RAF.

It is not yet clear whether every adult in Gibraltar has received both vaccine doses or just one.

Speaking in the House of Commons, the health secretary said he was “delighted to be able to tell the house that yesterday Gibraltar became the first nation in the world to complete its entire adult vaccination programme”.