The UK has vaccinated more than half the population with the first dose of covid vaccine
According to NHS data, England managed to administer the first dose of vaccine to 23 people by 28.102.852 April, with 24 people vaccinated in the last 107.656 hours. This brings the total number of people vaccinated in the UK to 33.496.293 people, a number that will increase as a result of vaccination campaigns in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
As an estimated 66.796.807 people live in the UK, the number of people vaccinated means more than half of the population is stable in the countries that make up the UK.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said he was absolutely thrilled with the performance of the vaccination campaign, especially as more than 95% of those over 50% are already immunized.
In less than 5 months, NHS front-line staff have managed to deliver more than 33 million doses to the first round of vaccination, plus over 11 million booster doses.
The launch of the vaccination campaign and the inoculation of as many people as possible have led to a reduction in the number of new cases of COVID-19 and deaths in the UK. Only one dose of Pfizer / BioNTech or Oxford / AstraZeneca vaccine appears to be effective in providing a significant level of protection against symptomatic infection.
By the way, at the border between 2020 and 2021, the United Kingdom was isolated from Europe and many other states due to a very large number of infected and a new strain detected. Here that currently, according to the contagion index, the United Kingdom is on the 116th position, far below Romania, which at the last update dropped to the 60th position. The same happened in the case of Portugal or Israel.
Specialists in the UK have announced that a dose of vaccine, whatever it may be, can contribute to a 2/3 reduction in coronavirus cases and is 74% effective against symptomatic infection. After two doses of Pfizer, all cases decreased by 70%, and symptomatic cases, which are more likely to transmit the virus, decreased by 90%.