One Million People In The UK Have Now Had Their Second Covid Vaccine Dose
Andrew Aitchison / In Pictures via Getty ImagesA vaccination nurse draws up a syringe of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccination ready for patients arriving at the Folkestone drive through medical centre
More than one million people in the UK have received their second Covid vaccine dose.
A total of 1,034,068 second doses had been given by March 4, according to the latest figures from health agencies in the four nations.
Of those, 729,265 were given to people in England, along with 154,819 in Wales, 108,197 in Scotland and 41,787 in Northern Ireland.
Public Health England said on Friday that 21,358,815 people have now received at least one dose.
The cumulative number of second doses in the UK passed half a million on February 3, and started to pick up pace in the second half of last month, passing 800,000 on February 28 and 900,000 on March 3.
Speaking earlier this week, vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi said March would be a “very big month” for vaccinations.
“You have seen the numbers tick up of second doses – yesterday I think we were at 800,000 second doses,” he told the BBC on Monday.