Major milestone achieved: 10 million Brits have received their first COVID jab

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Ten million people in the UK have now received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine as part of the largest vaccination programme in British history.

Prime Minister Boris Johnston tweeted: “It’s fantastic that 10 million people in the UK have got their first dose of the vaccine. Thank you to everyone who has helped make this possible.”

British Health Secretary Matt Hancock added: “This is a hugely significant milestone in our national effort against this virus. Every jab makes us all a bit safer – I want to thank everyone playing their part.”

The milestone puts Britain on track to provide doses to all 15 million citizens and carers at greatest risk from the disease by February 15, potentially paving the way for ministers to begin to ease lockdown restrictions.

The daily vaccination statistics are published daily on the COVID-19 dashboard here.

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