More That 20m Brits Have Now Had Their First Dose Of Covid Vaccine

More than 20 million people in the UK have now been given their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine, the government has said.

Health secretary Matt Hancock said the milestone is a “magnificent achievement for the country”.

In a video on Twitter, he said: “I’m absolutely delighted that over 20 million people have now been vaccinated across the UK – it’s absolutely fantastic.

“I want to thank every single person who’s come forward to get the jab because we know with increasing confidence that the jab protects you, it protects your community and it also is the route out of this for all of us.”

The milestone comes as it was announced those aged 60 to 63 in England are now being invited to book a coronavirus jab as part of the continued expansion of the vaccine programme.

NHS England said that the letters will start landing on doormats from Monday, explaining how people can make an appointment to get jabbed through the national booking service.

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