The target of providing a primary COVID vaccine dose to the 9 most susceptible teams by 15 April has been reached, the government has stated.
Ministers had vowed to supply a COVID-19 jab to all over-50s, the clinically susceptible and well being and social care staff – about 32 million folks – by Thursday.
The target – for the entire of the UK – was reached three days early and means adults underneath 50 will begin to be invited for his or her first jab “in the coming days”, Number 10 stated.
Nearly 40 million vaccine doses have now been given throughout the UK.
This contains 32,190,576 first doses and 7,656,205 second doses.
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) is anticipated to publish recommendation on when these aged underneath 50 ought to be invited for his or her first doses as a part of the following section of the rollout.
People of their late 40s in England will be the primary to be invited to ebook their jabs, it’s understood.
The devolved governments in Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland will determine with the NHS how to implement the JCVI’s recommendation.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson stated: “We have now handed one other vastly vital milestone in our vaccine programme by providing jabs to everybody within the 9 highest danger teams.
“That means greater than 32 million folks have been given the valuable safety vaccines present towards COVID-19.
“I need to thank everybody concerned within the vaccine rollout which has already saved many 1000’s of lives.
“We will now transfer ahead with finishing important second doses and making progress in direction of our target of providing all adults a vaccine by the top of July.”
The government reached its main vaccine target – to supply a primary dose to precedence teams one to 5 – in mid-February.
Mr Johnson has since promised all adults will be offered a vaccine by the top of July.
Ministers have offered assurances that this timescale won’t be delayed by final week’s advice for under-30s to be offered another to the Oxford-AstraZeneca jab due to considerations over blood clotting.
The Medicines and Healthcare merchandise Regulatory Agency (MHRA) stated these aged 18-29 within the UK will be offered another vaccine as an alternative, the place out there, when invited to get a jab.
Last week, the Moderna vaccine grew to become the third jab – together with the Oxford-AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines – to start getting used within the UK.
What are the 9 precedence vaccine teams?
1. Residents in a care dwelling for older adults and workers working in care properties for older adults
2. All these 80 years of age and over and frontline well being and social care staff
3. All these 75 years of age and over
4. All these 70 years of age and over and clinically extraordinarily susceptible people (not together with pregnant ladies and people underneath 16 years of age)
5. All these 65 years of age and over
6. Adults aged 16 to 65 years in an at-risk group
7. All these 60 years of age and over
8. All these 55 years of age and over
9. All these 50 years of age and over