All UK adults ‘could have first vaccine dose by early June’ as jabs speed up
Every adult in the UK could be jabbed with at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine by early June, in time for all restrictions to be lifted on June 21.
Analysis from research comapny Airfinite suggests the UK could have all adults jabbed once by June 10 – nearly two months before the government's target of July 31, The Times reports.
The UK's vaccine rollout is set to be boosted in the coming days with a 'bumper supply' of vaccines, after distribution slowed in the last few weeks.
The surge in supply could mean up to 10 million extra vaccine doses could be available in the UK within days.
It's thought the arrival of more than 100 Moderna, Novavax and Janssen jabs, all proven to be more than 80 per cent effective in preventing hospitalisation.
In an acceleration of the program, all over 50s are expected to be offered a jab in the next week.
A separate estimate in The Telegraph suggested all over-40s in the UK may be jabbed with one dose by Easter, which falls in the first weekend of April.
The newspaper reports vaccination centres have been told to recruit more staff to prepare for the ramp-up.
If these estimates play out, the UK will be two months ahead of European neighbours in vaccinating their populations.
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