Updated: Mar 24
As of Sunday 21st March 2021 the NHS had managed to roll out 27,997,976 of the first dose of the vaccine, with Saturday seeing the highest number of first jabs being administered in one single day alone, with the total being 752,308 (thats 26 people a second). This means that in the UK, over half of all adults have now received their first jab in the fight against Covid-19.
What this means is that we are continuing on a path out of this pandemic in the only way that will enable safety for communities that must be protected in order to save lives, the vaccination doesn't mean that we can't carry the virus or pass it on to those who are vulnerable in the community however it has shown that within 3-4 weeks from taking the jab, you will have good protection from Covid-19 and after receiving the 2nd dose you'll have a much longer lasting protection.
The roll out continues to go from strength to strength as the Government has now managed to include all adults over the age of 50 into the mix. Below is the list of people who are eligible to receive their vaccine.
people aged 50 and over
people at high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable)
people who live or work in care homes
health and social care workers
people with a condition that puts them at higher risk (clinically vulnerable)
people with a learning disability
people who are a main carer for someone at high risk from coronavirus
What we would suggest is that if and when you receive the notification to book yours, that if you do choose to get the jab then book one in as soon as possible.
THANK YOU NHS