Number of UK Covid vaccinations falls by a third as vaccine supply dips

By Dan Sabbagh7 days ago

Factors at play include high uptake plus stockpiling for second doses, but Matt Hancock promises ‘bumper weeks in March’

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The number of Covid vaccines administered in the UK has fallen by over a third in the last week as ministers warned of a short-term dip in supply coupled with stockpiling to ensure people get second doses within the recommended 12-week limit.

The latest data showed that 192,341 people received a first jab on Monday, the second lowest daily total since 17 January – taking the number of Britons who have had an initial Covid vaccination to 17.9 million.

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