UK breaks daily vaccine record for second day in a row with more than 711,000 doses administered


The UK has seen a new record for the most coronavirus jabs given out over 24 hours, the second time in consecutive days that figure has been broken.

A total of 711,156 doses were given across the UK on Friday, vaccinations minister Nadhim Zahawi confirmed on Saturday. 589,675 of those were first doses and 121,481 were second.

The previous record was set on Thursday when a total of 660,276 doses were administered – 528,260 first jabs and 132,016 second doses.

A total of 26,853,407 people have now had a first dose of the vaccine and 2,132,551 have had their second jab.