COVID-19 UK vaccination tracker: Find out how many have had the jab

More than a million people in the UK have now been given their first vaccine dose against COVID-19.

Speaking at a Downing Street briefing on Thursday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said almost 1.5 million people across the UK had received their first dose and promised to ramp up vaccinations to hundreds of thousands of jabs a day.

Government data, which is updated weekly, shows that 1,296,432 people received their first dose of the vaccine in the UK for the week ending 3 January.

This is up from 963,208 since the week ending 27 December 2020, an increase of 333,224 in a week.

A further 21,313 people have also received their second dose.

NHS England says that 654,810 people aged over 80 have also received the first dose of their vaccine. That’s more than 23% of England’s population for that age group.

Older people are at a higher risk of being admitted to hospitals due to COVID-19 and have been prioritised in the government’s vaccine distribution policy.

Worldwide, Israel has vaccinated more than 15% of its population.

The US has vaccinated more than 1% while the UK has administered the first doses to 0.43% of its population.

The UK government has promised to vaccinate nearly 14 million people by the middle of February, but experts say it will be an “ambitious” challenge.

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