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Covid vaccine landmark as more than half UK receives initial jab

NHS boss hails ‘astonishing’ achievement of giving out 33m first vaccinations and 11m second doses

More than half of the UK’s population has received an initial dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, figures show, in what NHS bosses have called an “astonishing achievement”.

NHS England data up to 23 April shows that a total of 28,102,852 first doses have been administered – a rise of 107,656 on the previous day. This takes the UK total to 33,496,293, a figure expected to rise further when the latest numbers are reported by Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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