Incredible achievement as half of all adults in England now fully vaccinated against COVID-19

02 June 2021

Responding to the latest achievements in the COVID-19 vaccination programme, the chief executive of NHS Providers Chris Hopson said:

"It is an incredible achievement that more than half of all adults in England are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with three quarters of all adults having had their first COVID-19 jab.

"We know vaccines are breaking the chain between infection rates, hospital admissions and death. But we also know two doses are better than one, particularly in our fight against the Delta variant.

"So while there's a lot to celebrate, we've still got a way to go before people have had both jabs. We also know it takes three weeks for doses to be fully effective.

"We urge everyone to get their jabs when they're offered them."

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