Coronavirus

75% of adults are vaccinated

More than 75% of adults in the UK have now received both doses of a Covid vaccine, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced.

A total of 86,780,455 doses have been administered in the UK, with 47,091,889 people receiving a first dose (89%) and 39,688,566 people receiving both doses (75%), according to the latest statistics.

Boris Johnson has praised the vaccine rollout as a "huge national achievement, which we should all be proud of."

The prime minister said: "Our incredible vaccine rollout has now provided vital protection against the virus to three-quarters of all UK adults."