Covid vaccine: How many people have been vaccinated in the UK and when will I get it?

With the biggest vaccination programme in British history underway, follow the progress of the Covid vaccine rollout with our tracker.

This page is being updated regularly with the latest data on how many people have been vaccinated across the UK, and whether the government is on track to hit its vaccination target.

What is the government's target?

On January 4, Boris Johnson said: "By the middle of February, if things go well and with a fair wind in our sails, we expect to have offered the first vaccine dose to everyone in the four top priority groups identified by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI)."

According to the JCVI, there is an estimated 15 million people in the top four priority groups who, if the government target is met, will be inoculated by 15 February.

Who are the priority groups?The vaccine will be distributed to these groups in the following order, according to the list drawn up by the JCVI. In brackets is the estimated number of people in each group in the UK:


1 - Residents in a care home for older adults and their carers (800,000 people) 2 - Those aged 80 and over and frontline health and social care workers (a total of 7.1 million people in this group: 3.3m over 80s, 2.4m healthcare workers, 1.4m social care workers) 3 - Those aged 75 and over (2.3 million) 4 - Those aged 70 and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals (3.2 million) 5 - Those aged 65 and over (2.9 million) 6 - All individuals aged 16 to 64 with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality (7.3 million) 7 - Those aged 60 and over (1.8 million) 8 - Those aged 55 years and over (2.4 million) 9 - Those aged 50 years of age and over (2.8 million)


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

As of Tuesday 26 January, the number of people in the UK to have been given a first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine is 7,164,387, an increase of 311,060 from the previous day.

As of 26 January, a total of 474,156 second doses were administered, an increase of 1,710 on figures released the previous day.

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

  • England 6,221,850

  • Wales 312,305

  • Scotland 462,092

  • Northern Ireland 168,140

The government is providing daily updates on these figures and we will update this page with the latest data when we get it. What about those not in the top four priority groups - when will they get the vaccine?

On 6 January, the Covid vaccine deployment minister Nadhim Zahawi said: "I'm very hopeful that by the spring we will get through the nine categories."

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)

  • Oxford/AstraZeneca (in use since 4 January)

  • Moderna (this vaccine has been approved but doses will not be available in the UK until spring)

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