More than 10 million people in the UK have now received their second dose of a Covid vaccine, according to Government figures.
Official data shows that second doses have been administered to 8,518,498 people in England so far, with 757,115 in Scotland also having received a second jab.
In Wales, 602,807 people have received their second vaccine, with 273,619 in Northern Ireland also having received two doses of a Covid vaccine.
In total, this brings the number of people across the UK who have received second doses of a Covid vaccine to 10,152,039.
The Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) said that health services across the UK administered a total of 43,084,487 million vaccines between 8 December and 18 April, including 32,932,448 people receiving their first dose.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “Vaccines offer us the best possible protection from the virus, so it is fantastic that 10 million people have now received their second dose.
“This is another remarkable milestone in our vaccination programme, which has already saved thousands of lives.
“I want to thank the brilliant staff and volunteers involved in the rollout, and urge all those who are called to keep coming forward.”
‘The dedication and tireless efforts of our NHS workers, volunteers, civil servants and everybody working on the front line’
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said that “over 10 million people who are the most vulnerable to Covid in the UK now have double protection from this awful virus”, and thanked all those involved in hitting the “milestone”.
Mr Hancock said: “Second doses are crucial to maximising the strength and duration of your protection from Covid-19 and I’m urging everybody eligible to get their jab as soon as possible.
“This milestone is thanks to the dedication and tireless efforts of our NHS workers, volunteers, civil servants and everybody working on the front line to save lives and stop this virus in its tracks.”