UK hits target: Gives at least 1 vaccine shot to 15 million

Virus Outbreak Britain Politics
Posted at 10:21 AM, Feb 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-14 10:21:10-05

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. government says it has reached its goal of giving at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot to the most vulnerable people in the country, increasing pressure on ministers to clarify when they will ease a lockdown imposed in early January.

Some 15 million people, or 22% of the U.K. population, have received their first shot or were offered one.

The figure includes most people in the government's top four priority groups, including everyone over 75, frontline healthcare workers, and nursing home staff.