Covid booster vaccine tracker: How many people have been vaccinated in the UK?

Follow the progress of the UK's Covid booster vaccination programme with our tracker, as the government aims for all adults to receive a booster this winter.

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 has set a goal of all adults aged 18 and over in England to receive a booster dose by the end of December 2021. This replaced an earlier target to give all 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.

All adults were offered a first dose by July 19, 2021.

How many people in the UK have been given a booster so far?

On Thursday, January 20, 66,770 people received a booster or third dose, bringing the total to 36,753,644 people. A total of 63.9% 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 Thursday, January 20, shows the number of people in the UK to have been given a first dose of the Covid vaccine is 52,186,398 - a rise of 17,806 on the previous day. A total of 90.7% 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 48,082,636 - an increase of 33,674 from the previous day's total. A total of 83.6% 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:

  • England - 43,866,274

  • Wales - 2,504,081

  • Scotland - 4,404,268

  • Northern Ireland - 1,411,775

Across the UK, the total number of people who have had a second dose breaks down as follows:

  • England - 40,326,810

  • Wales - 2,349,478

  • Scotland - 4,099,222

  • Northern Ireland - 1,307,126

Across the UK, the total number of people who have had a booster or third dose breaks down as follows:

  • England - 30,738,765

  • Wales - 1,854,074

  • Scotland - 3,238,127

  • Northern Ireland - 922,678

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 four 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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