By Laura Kemp • 20 March 2021 • 17:31
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UK breaks daily jab record for second day in a row with more than 711,000 doses administered.
The UK has broken a new record for the most coronavirus jabs given out over 24 hours, for two consecutive days. A total of 711,156 doses were given throughout the UK on Friday, vaccinations minister Nadim Zahawi confirmed on Saturday.
The previous record was set on Thursday, March 18, when a total of 660,276 doses were administered – 528,260 of those were first jabs and 132,016 were second doses.
A total of 26,853,407 people have now had a first dose of the vaccine and 2,132,551 have had their second jab. On Saturday, it was announced that more than half of the UK’s adult population have now received their first dose, a milestone hailed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson as a “fantastic achievement”.
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