Follow the progress of the UK's Covid booster vaccination programme with our tracker.
This page is updated regularly with the latest data on how many people have been vaccinated across the UK.
What is the government's latest vaccination target?
Boris Johnson set a goal of all adults aged 18 and over in England being offered a booster dose by the end of December 2021. This replaced an earlier target to offer adults a booster by end of January 2022. The prime minister brought forward the target as he warned of a "tidal wave" of Omicron cases in the UK.
On December 31, health secretary Sajid Javid said he was “delighted” to confirm the booster target had been hit. “I am incredibly proud of the work the NHS has done to accelerate the programme and offer my thanks to the frontline staff, volunteers, Armed Forces and British public who have made it possible for us to meet this commitment,” he said.
How many people in the UK have been given a booster so far?
On Wednesday, March 2, 23,626 people received a booster or third dose, bringing the total to 38,281,644 people. A total of 66.6% of the UK population aged 12 and over have received their booster jab.
A third dose is different from a booster jab - a third dose is an additional dose to extend the duration of protection from previous doses, given to people who have a severely weakened immune system.
How many people have had one or two doses of the vaccine?
Government data up to the end of Wednesday, March 2, shows the number of people in the UK to have been given a first dose of the Covid vaccine is 52,647,706 - a rise of 7,448 on the previous day. A total of 91.5% of the UK population aged 12 and over have received their first dose.
The number of people who have had two doses of the Covid vaccine stands at 49,043,938 - an increase of 14,410 from the previous day's total. A total of 85.3% of the UK population aged 12 and over have received their second dose.
Across the UK, the total number of people who have had a first dose breaks down as follows:
Wales - 2,521,111
Scotland - 4,437,162
Northern Ireland - 1,419,844
Across the UK, the total number of people who have had a second dose breaks down as follows:
England - 41,173,215
Wales - 2,387,141
Scotland - 4,159,556
Northern Ireland - 1,324,026
Across the UK, the total number of people who have had a booster or third dose breaks down as follows:
England - 31,890,283
Wales - 1,968,173
Scotland - 3,440,493
Northern Ireland - 982,695
The government is providing daily updates on these figures and we will update this page with the latest data when we get it.
Which vaccines are being used?In the UK, there are three vaccines that have been approved for use by the regulator, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency:
Pfizer/BioNTech (in use since 8 December 2021)
Oxford/AstraZeneca (in use since 4 January 2021)
Moderna (in use since 7 April 2021)
Only the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are being used in the booster vaccination programme.
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