Over 15 Million People Across the UK Have Been Given their First Dose of Covid-19 Vaccine

Over 15 million people across the UK have been given their first dose of Covid-19 vaccine, the vaccines minister has announced.

The figure, reached on Sunday, means the governent appears to have clinched its target to vaccinate everyone in the top four priority groups.

Ministers had said they would offer a dose of the vaccine to everyone over 70 and everyone who was clinically extremely vulnerable by 15 February.

Vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi said in a tweet: “15 million! Amazing team. We will not rest [until[ we offer the vaccine to the whole of phase one, the 1 to 9 categories of the most vulnerable and all over 50s by [the end of] April, and then all adults.”