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Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinations administered by the United Kingdom (UK) 2021

As of January 17, 2021, approximately 4.1 million people in the United Kingdom had received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination. The UK was the first country in the world to approve the use of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, and began inoculations on December 8. The vaccine requires two doses taken around three weeks apart for full efficacy to occur, and according to the latest data around 450 thousand people had received their second dose of the immunization. In the initial phase, vaccines are prioritized for those aged over 80 years of age, care home residents, and healthcare workers.

The total number of cases in the UK can be found here. For further information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, please visit our dedicated Facts and Figures page.

Total number of people who have received a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination in the United Kingdom (UK), by dose

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Release date

January 2021


United Kingdom

Survey time period

2020 to 2021

Supplementary notes

* First immunization was carried out on December 8, 2020. Therefore week ending Dec 20, 2020 shows total number of vaccinations carried out between Dec 8 and Dec 20.

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