Britain passes 20 MILLION second Covid vaccines in huge milestone as almost two in five adults now fully protected


MORE than 20million Brits have now had both Covid jabs in a mega milestone for the UK’s vaccination programme.

Official figures from NHS England reveal a further 353,764 second doses have been administered in the past 24 hours.

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Surge inoculations will be carried out in Bolton, a hotspot for a super-infectious mutation of Covid

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Surge inoculations will be carried out in Bolton, a hotspot for a super-infectious mutation of CovidCredit: SWNS

And across the country, 19,698,121 second jabs have been dished out – meaning almost two in five are now fully vaccinated.

It comes as Matt Hancock announced people aged 35 and over will be welcomed in for their first inoculation in the coming days.

The Health Secretary confirmed this morning that jabs will become available to the latest age group – as the super-infectious Indian mutation takes hold in the UK.

He told the BBC’s Andrew Marr surge vaccinations will open in Bolton, a hotspot for the new variant – before adding: “This coming week we will be opening up vaccinations to everyone 35 and over across the country.

“It isn’t just about accelerating the programme in Bolton.

“It’s about going as fast as we can nationwide.”

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