Yesterday, we reached the extraordinary milestone of 25 million people across the UK having received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, an incredible milestone that moves us one step closer to safely seeing our friends and family again.
Yesterday marked 100 days since Margaret Keenan got the first authorised Covid-19 jab vaccine in the whole world - and the programme has gone from strength to strength since then. We have now given vaccines to 25 million people, meaning almost half the adult population in the UK will soon start developing strong protection from serious illness. Our thanks go out to the brilliant NHS, scientists, armed forces, volunteers and all those who have played a role in this national mission. And I wish to extend a special thanks to all those in Great Yarmouth area and across the Eastern Region who have helped by playing their part in the vaccination effort. This incredible milestone moves us one step closer to seeing our friends and family again – but we must keep up the momentum by sticking to the rules and getting the jab when you get the call