The government said yesterday that one in three adults was vaccinated against Covid-19.
Since the beginning of December, more than 17.6 million initial doses have been given.
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And the remaining 54 million adults in the country Jab will be provided by the end of July..
If everything goes according to plan, the country will be fully protected from the killer virus two months earlier than planned, thanks to the prompt delivery and implementation of the program.
Health Minister Matt Hancock He also made it clear as follows. “In the early data, there was less transmission from the person who received the jab, and more work was done.”
The “great news” came today when Prime Minister Boris Johnson was preparing to announce his “roadmap” from the blockade.
However, Hancock warned that the rules had to be adhered to and that people still needed to wear face masks and observe social distances.
The Minister said: “It takes time to do this correctly. You need to take a cautious but irreversible approach.
“While we want to set up a roadmap that provides guidance to people, we also need to pay attention to data along the way.
“During this pandemic, there were moments when things didn’t go as expected, for example, when a new variant was discovered in Kent.”
However, Hancock argued that the vaccination program was “brilliantly” underway.
He added: “I am very pleased that the vaccine development is proceeding smoothly.
“The number of people in the hospital is declining much more rapidly than it was during the first wave.
“Obviously, the level is still too high. Currently, we can’t lift the countermeasures, but we can see the direction of travel.”
The UK population was divided into 10 priority groups for vaccines, starting with long-term care residents, the elderly, and front-line healthcare professionals.
Hancock said the vaccine will be available to all members of the top nine groups, including all adults over the age of 50 and all adults with underlying illness, by April 15.
The number of people in hospital is declining much more rapidly than it was during the first wave.
The government planned to provide jabs to everyone else by the end of September, which is now being carried over to the end of July.
Hancock said: “It has a big impact on how quickly we can get back to normal. That’s what everyone wants.”
Scientists are confident that the British vaccine will work effectively against the original strain of Covid-19 and the Kent mutant, which is now the main source of infection, he said.
But he admits: “We are not yet confident that the vaccine will work against South African variants or the first to be seen in Brazil.
“Nevertheless, I think the measures we have taken (enhanced contact tracing and border measures) are reducing those new variants here.
“Every time we find something new, we absolutely suppress it, test everyone around us, and take the necessary actions.
“”The spread of South African variants is shrinking, And there are fewer cases of crossing borders. “
A month ago, there were about 300 South African and Brazilian variants in the UK, but the latest data show that there are only 12 new ones since then.
A surge test was conducted yesterday in Brentwood, Essex. South African variant Found there.
People living in the area were “strongly advised” to be tested when provided, regardless of whether they had symptoms of the virus.
Professor John Edmonds, a member of the government’s Emergency Science Advisory Group, urged the government to gradually relax regulations.
He said vaccination of all adults by the end of July would make a “big difference”, but warned that the vaccine would not give 100 percent protection.
He states: “Now, if we relax very rapidly, hospitalizations will surge further. Therefore, we need to relax very gradually, otherwise medical services will be under pressure again. “
A total of 15,355,176 Covid-19 vaccinations were given in the UK between December 8th and February 20th, according to data from the NHS England.
In Scotland 1,431,942 people were jabbed and in Wales 860,083 people were jabbed.
According to the latest figures from Northern Ireland, they have vaccinated 436,143 people, but the actual number is slightly higher as it is until February 18.
in the meantime, Hancock refused to apologize Following a High Court ruling that the government did not illegally disclose details of billions of pounds worth of virus-related contracts.
He resolutely states: “My officials, with my full support, purchased PPE every hour they were awake.
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“And they did it, even though the paperwork was a little over two weeks late.
“The proceedings regarding the timing of the return of transparency are completely secondary compared to saving lives.”
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One in three adults will be vaccinated with the Covid vaccine and will be deployed two months earlier than planned
SourceOne in three adults will be vaccinated with the Covid vaccine and will be deployed two months earlier than planned