Three quarters of UK adults have had first Covid jab

Akthar Miah, 45 from Ipswich, received the ICS' one millionth Covid jab

Akhtar Miah, 45, received the Suffolk and North East Essex ICS' one millionth Covid jab - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

Three quarters of UK adults have now thought to have received a dose of the Covid vaccine, with over a million jabs in Suffolk and north Essex.

Government data has confirmed a total of 39,585,665 first doses have now been delivered since the vaccination roll-out began almost six months ago — the equivalent of 75.2% of all people aged 18 and over.

On May 21, the Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care System (ICS) announced its  millionth shot had been administered in its vaccine roll-out.

Akhtar Miah, aged 45, was the lucky recipient and received it on the mobile vaccination bus outside Ipswich Mosque in Bond Street.

Wales is striding ahead in the roll-out as 2,152,709 first doses have been given, or 85.3% of the adult population.

Tailing behind, England is now on 74.7% (33,085,145 first doses), Scotland on 74.1% (3,286,261 first doses) and Northern Ireland on 73.1% (1,061,550 first doses).

Figures also show that an estimated 49.5% of UK adults are now fully vaccinated against Covid-19, including half (50.0%) of adults in England.

In Scotland 47.5% of adults are estimated to have received both doses, along with 46.5% in Northern Ireland and 45.1% in Wales.

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