The UK has already supplied more than 15 million second doses of the covid vaccine. These are added to the 34 million first doses supplied, so the global reaches almost 50 million vaccines. In addition to this information, the British Government has reported that there have been 14 deaths and 1,671 positive cases of coronavirus.
The british prime minister, Boris Johnson, was full of today’s data. “You don’t have to stop for everyone to get their vaccine and get the maximum protection against viruses“Said Johnson, who continues to encourage the entire British population to get vaccinated.
On April, The UK has focused on second doses of the vaccine to provide maximum immunity. «The largest vaccination program in history and carried out by the NHS keep going breaking records thanks to careful planning, ‘added NHS Director Simon Stevens.
For his part, the Secretary of Health, Matt Hancock, has shown on his twitter account his satisfaction for reaching 15 million second doses administered: “Huge thanks to the team involved and to everyone who has come forward to receive the vaccine.” In addition, Hancock has stressed that it is very important that everyone receives the second dose for stronger and longer-lasting protection.
– 15 million second doses have now been administered across the UK 🇬🇧
– Yesterday, the team delivered over half a million doses
A huge thank you to the whole team involved & to everybody coming forward to get your jab. pic.twitter.com/j0HeYa3UGa
— Matt Hancock (@MattHancock) May 2, 2021
When will children get their vaccine doses
The country began vaccinating the 44-year-old population on April 26. The group of people between 43 and 49 years old have already received the first dose of the vaccine. On the other hand, adults between 40 and 41 years old are receiving text messages to go to their appointment. According to the British Government, by the end of July all adults in the country will be vaccinated.
Regarding the smallest, the United Kingdom Government proposes to administer to children over 12 years old a dose of the vaccine Pfizer at the beginning of the next school year, in September. “The reason for vaccinating children is really to improve herd immunity«, notes Professor of Public Health at the University of Edinburgh, Linda Bauld.