Over two million people in England have already received a third dose of the coronavirus vaccine. The so-called booster dose was started there three weeks ago. The third dose is also administered in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
This means – as calculated by the local health service – that currently more third doses are administered than the first and second doses combined. The third dose is also administered in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, although it started there a few days later.
Third dose of coronavirus vaccine in England
Healthcare and social workers who have direct contact with patients and residents, all people over 50 years of age, as well as younger people who, due to various diseases are particularly susceptible to coronavirus infection, and those who live in with people with weakened immunity. Beneficiaries may receive a third dose at least six months after the second dose.
So far in Great Britain 49.1 million people have received the first dose of the vaccine, and the second – 45.1 million. This is 85.4 percent. and 78.5 percent. people over 12 years of age. However, as the number of people already vaccinated increases, the number of first and second doses administered decreases significantly. In recent days, 50-60 thousand are served. doses per day.
Coronavirus in Great Britain
On Saturday it was also reported that almost 35 thousand people were detected in the last 24 hours. coronavirus infections and 133 deaths were recorded due to COVID-19.
In both cases, these are lower balance sheets than on Friday, but higher than those from last Saturday. Since the start of the pandemic, the UK has been detected 8.1 million infections from which they died 137 697 people.
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