February 28, 2021 More than 20 million people in the UK have received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, according to new data released by local authorities.
One third of the entire national population, to which about 800,000 calls must be added.
"Bingo", exults in huge letters - via twitter - Nadhim Zahawi, minister coordinator of the vaccination campaign.
The UK's vaccination program, widely regarded as a success, allows the country to be second only to Israel in per capita vaccinations.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said vaccinating over 20 million people against the coronavirus across the UK is a "magnificent achievement for the country".
In a video on his Twitter account, Hancock said: “I am absolutely delighted that over 20 million people have been vaccinated across the UK it's absolutely fantastic. I want to thank every single person who came forward to get the dose because we know with growing confidence that the vaccine protects us, protects our community and is also the way out of this for all of us. "
I'm delighted more than 20 million people across the UK have now been vaccinated.
A magnificent achievement for the country.
The vaccine is our route out.
When you get the call, get the jab!
- Matt Hancock (@MattHancock) February 28, 2021