Coronavirus latest: HALF of all UK adults are thought to have now had two Covid jabs, the latest figures show.
It is a promising boost in the run up to June 21, dubbed "Freedom Day", where it is hoped social distancing will be dropped.
The most recent Government data on June 1 showed 49.5 per cent of the UK had received both jabs, with the total now estimated to have nudged to over half.
And today it was revealed 26,422,303 second doses have now been delivered since the vaccination rollout began almost six months ago.
This is the equivalent of 50.2% of all people aged 18 and over.
Vaccines Minister Nadhim Zahawi tweeted this afternoon: "Another Important milestone today. 50% of all adults in the U.K. have had the protection of two doses.
"Thank you to a brilliant team. We keep going."
Prime Minister Boris Johnson added: "Half of the UK adult population are now fully vaccinated. It’s a remarkable achievement, made possible by every one of you coming forward.
"Now let’s finish the job. When it’s your turn, get the jab."
Half of UK adults have had two Covid jabs in boost for Freedom Day on June 21
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