Wales has now given a first dose of the coronavirus vaccine to two million adults (80% of it’s adult population)


Wales has reached the impressive milestone of vaccinating two million adults against coronavirus.

Latest figures from Public Health Wales published on Sunday, May 16 show that 2,019,160 over 18s have now received their first dose and 915,674 the full course.

Wales has now given the first jab to 80% of its adult population which is some way ahead of England (68%), Scotland (67%) and Northern Ireland (68%).

The programme is pushing ahead with first doses for the younger age groups, with 40.5% of people aged between 18 and 29 having had their vaccination.