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Covid vaccine: How many people in the UK have been vaccinated so far? Covid vaccine: How many people in the UK have been vaccinated so far?
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More than 13 million people in the UK have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine - part of the biggest inoculation programme the country has ever launched. More than 14 million people in the UK have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine - part of the biggest inoculation programme the country has ever launched.
In a race against a faster-spreading variant of the virus, ministers have pinned their hopes of ending a third national lockdown on protecting the most vulnerable groups by spring.In a race against a faster-spreading variant of the virus, ministers have pinned their hopes of ending a third national lockdown on protecting the most vulnerable groups by spring.
But there are huge challenges, not least the unprecedented scale and supply demands, but also the need for rigorous safety checks and deep-freeze storage.But there are huge challenges, not least the unprecedented scale and supply demands, but also the need for rigorous safety checks and deep-freeze storage.
How is the rollout going?How is the rollout going?
The government aims to offer vaccines to 15 million people - those aged 70 and over, care home residents, healthcare workers and people required to shield - by mid-February and millions more people aged 50 and over and other priority groups by spring.The government aims to offer vaccines to 15 million people - those aged 70 and over, care home residents, healthcare workers and people required to shield - by mid-February and millions more people aged 50 and over and other priority groups by spring.
These groups account for 88% of deaths so far.These groups account for 88% of deaths so far.
The UK is now looking on track not only to offer but to deliver 15 million vaccinations by mid-February.The UK is now looking on track not only to offer but to deliver 15 million vaccinations by mid-February.
However, it it is not yet known how many within the top four priority groups will have been reached.However, it it is not yet known how many within the top four priority groups will have been reached.
There are no figures on how many people within those groups have rejected a vaccine offer and, in addition, some regions of the UK have already begun inviting the over-60s - a group planned to be reached later in the month. Those people are also being counted in the overall tally.There are no figures on how many people within those groups have rejected a vaccine offer and, in addition, some regions of the UK have already begun inviting the over-60s - a group planned to be reached later in the month. Those people are also being counted in the overall tally.
What we do know is that the National Health Service (NHS) will have jabbed more than 15.5 million people by mid-February if it continues at the current rate. What we do know is that the National Health Service (NHS) will have jabbed more than 15 million people by mid-February if it continues at the current rate.
The number of first doses administered each day has been steadily climbing since December - with a current seven-day average of more than 430,000.The number of first doses administered each day has been steadily climbing since December - with a current seven-day average of more than 430,000.
The campaign to reach as many people as quickly as possible was boosted by a shift in policy in early January - to prioritise the first dose of a vaccine, with a second dose up to 12 weeks later, a bigger gap than originally planned.The campaign to reach as many people as quickly as possible was boosted by a shift in policy in early January - to prioritise the first dose of a vaccine, with a second dose up to 12 weeks later, a bigger gap than originally planned.
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Overall, more than 13 million people have now received a first dose in the UK. More than 500,000 of those have received a second dose. Overall, more than 14 million people have now received a first dose in the UK. More than 530,000 of those have received a second dose.
This progress means the UK continues to be among the countries with the highest vaccination rates globally.This progress means the UK continues to be among the countries with the highest vaccination rates globally.
The speedy rollout of the vaccine to all vulnerable people is seen as critical to reducing the pandemic's death toll and relieving pressure on the NHS.The speedy rollout of the vaccine to all vulnerable people is seen as critical to reducing the pandemic's death toll and relieving pressure on the NHS.
After the first four priority groups have been offered their jabs, the programme will move on to people aged 50 and over and those with underlying health conditions.After the first four priority groups have been offered their jabs, the programme will move on to people aged 50 and over and those with underlying health conditions.
From spring, the government plans to begin vaccinating the rest of the adult population, another 21 million people. Teachers, transport workers, supermarket workers and the military could be prioritised.From spring, the government plans to begin vaccinating the rest of the adult population, another 21 million people. Teachers, transport workers, supermarket workers and the military could be prioritised.
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Has the rollout been even across all groups? Has the rollout been even across all areas?
While the vaccination campaign has reached a large amount of people across the UK, there are disparities between ethnic groups and poorer and wealthier areas. Within the UK, there has been some regional variation in the vaccination rollout - in particular between the nations.
All English regions except London have now jabbed more than 80% of people aged 70 or above with their first dose - a total of 6.5 million people, according to weekly data released on Thursday.
A further 365,000 people in the same age range have received their first dose in Wales (73%) and 473,000 in Scotland (64%) - as of 7 February.
The Northern Ireland Health Department says that 61% of people aged 70 and over received their first dose in the same time frame.
There are also disparities between ethnic groups and poorer and wealthier areas.
Analysis of NHS records by the OpenSAFELY group - a collaboration between Oxford University and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine - shows that black people were the least likely to have received a vaccine among those aged 80 and over, while white people were the most likely.Analysis of NHS records by the OpenSAFELY group - a collaboration between Oxford University and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine - shows that black people were the least likely to have received a vaccine among those aged 80 and over, while white people were the most likely.
The study was based on more than 20 million patient records in England and covers people not living in care homes. Areas of London are under-represented in the data.The study was based on more than 20 million patient records in England and covers people not living in care homes. Areas of London are under-represented in the data.
In addition, only 73% of those aged 80 and over in the poorest areas had been given the vaccine by 27 January compared with 85% in the most affluent areas.In addition, only 73% of those aged 80 and over in the poorest areas had been given the vaccine by 27 January compared with 85% in the most affluent areas.
Where are the vaccines coming from?Where are the vaccines coming from?
The UK is currently receiving doses of two vaccines approved by the medicine regulator.The UK is currently receiving doses of two vaccines approved by the medicine regulator.
The Pfizer-BioNTech jab - the first to be given the green light in December - is being imported from Puurs, Belgium.The Pfizer-BioNTech jab - the first to be given the green light in December - is being imported from Puurs, Belgium.
A second vaccine, from Oxford University and AstraZeneca, is being made in Britain by two biotech companies: Oxford BioMedica, based in Oxford; and Cobra Biologics, based at Keele Science Park, Staffs.A second vaccine, from Oxford University and AstraZeneca, is being made in Britain by two biotech companies: Oxford BioMedica, based in Oxford; and Cobra Biologics, based at Keele Science Park, Staffs.
Another company, Wockhardt, based in Wrexham, fills the vials and packages them for use.Another company, Wockhardt, based in Wrexham, fills the vials and packages them for use.
Supplies of a third vaccine to be approved, made by US company Moderna, will come from Switzerland or Spain but are not expected to be available until spring.Supplies of a third vaccine to be approved, made by US company Moderna, will come from Switzerland or Spain but are not expected to be available until spring.
The UK is also lined up to receive at least three other vaccines if they are approved for use.The UK is also lined up to receive at least three other vaccines if they are approved for use.
A jab manufactured by US firm Novavax will be made in Stockton-on-Tees in north-east England, while another by French company Valneva will be made in Livingston, West Lothian, Scotland.A jab manufactured by US firm Novavax will be made in Stockton-on-Tees in north-east England, while another by French company Valneva will be made in Livingston, West Lothian, Scotland.
The third, by Belgian firm Janssen, owned by Johnson & Johnson, should also be available later this year.The third, by Belgian firm Janssen, owned by Johnson & Johnson, should also be available later this year.
How will people be vaccinated?How will people be vaccinated?
People will be vaccinated in three main ways, at:People will be vaccinated in three main ways, at:
Local GP practices and community pharmaciesLocal GP practices and community pharmacies
Hospital hubsHospital hubs
Major vaccination sites across the countryMajor vaccination sites across the country
The government has urged the public to "play their part" in supporting "the largest vaccination programme in British history", including helping people attend their appointments.The government has urged the public to "play their part" in supporting "the largest vaccination programme in British history", including helping people attend their appointments.
In England, more than 1,500 sites, including GPs' surgeries, community pharmacies and hospital hubs, are offering vaccination services.In England, more than 1,500 sites, including GPs' surgeries, community pharmacies and hospital hubs, are offering vaccination services.
They also include 90 major vaccine sites which have been set up in larger premises, such as sports centres, racecourses and showgrounds, which are capable of giving jabs to thousands of people a week.They also include 90 major vaccine sites which have been set up in larger premises, such as sports centres, racecourses and showgrounds, which are capable of giving jabs to thousands of people a week.
In Wales, the vaccine is being distributed at GP practices and by mobile units. And they hope to have 35 mass vaccination centres up and running in the coming weeks.In Wales, the vaccine is being distributed at GP practices and by mobile units. And they hope to have 35 mass vaccination centres up and running in the coming weeks.
In Scotland, as well as GPs surgeries, pharmacies and hospital hubs, there will also be a number of larger vaccination sites, including 16 in the Greater Glasgow and Clyde area.In Scotland, as well as GPs surgeries, pharmacies and hospital hubs, there will also be a number of larger vaccination sites, including 16 in the Greater Glasgow and Clyde area.
Is there enough vaccine?Is there enough vaccine?
The UK has ordered 407 million doses of seven of the most promising vaccines - three of which have so far been approved for use.The UK has ordered 407 million doses of seven of the most promising vaccines - three of which have so far been approved for use.
Among them are 100 million doses of the Oxford vaccine - enough to inoculate 50 million people.Among them are 100 million doses of the Oxford vaccine - enough to inoculate 50 million people.
This, when combined with the 40 million ordered Pfizer jabs, will cover the entire population, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said.This, when combined with the 40 million ordered Pfizer jabs, will cover the entire population, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said.
The UK also has significant orders of the Moderna vaccine, which was approved in January.The UK also has significant orders of the Moderna vaccine, which was approved in January.
But having vaccines on order is not the same as having them ready to go.But having vaccines on order is not the same as having them ready to go.
There have been a number of challenges in what is called the vaccine "supply chain" - the logistics of how the jab gets from manufacturers to people.There have been a number of challenges in what is called the vaccine "supply chain" - the logistics of how the jab gets from manufacturers to people.
Getting enough supplies in the first place, checking those supplies are up to scratch and transporting vaccines according to their requirements have all thrown up difficulties.Getting enough supplies in the first place, checking those supplies are up to scratch and transporting vaccines according to their requirements have all thrown up difficulties.
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