Nearly 11.5m get first Covid jabs and over 500,000 second doses in the UK


Almost 11.5 million people have now had their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine in the UK, with more than 500,000 now fully vaccinated after receiving a second dose, the latest government data shows.

The figures mark an increase of 494,163 first doses since the data was released on Friday, and means that 17.2% of the UK population have now received their first vaccination.

About 510,057 second doses have now been administered, an increase of 4,064 on figures released the previous day.

Based on the latest figures, an average of 392,754 first doses of vaccine would be needed each day in order to meet the government’s target of 15 million first doses by 15 February.