The UK has now vaccinated 49.9% of its population, with 660k done in the last 24 hours : worldnewsMarch 20, 2021
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The figures are higher than the previous record, set on 30 January, when 609,010 vaccines were administered, including 598,389 first doses and 10,621 second doses.
The UK is just short of giving first doses to half the adult population, at 49.9%. Official data also shows that 4,802 new cases of COVID-19 were reported across the UK in the most recent 24-hour period, alongside 101 more deaths.
On Friday, Mr Johnson got his first Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine dose, amid controversy in Europe this week over claims that the jab could be linked to blood clots.