How many adults across the UK are fully vaccinated against Covid-19?

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A total of 15,630,007 people in the UK have now received both doses of Covid-19 vaccine and are fully vaccinated against the virus.

This is the equivalent of 29.7% of the adult population, or people aged 18 and over, based on the latest population estimates from the Office for National Statistics.

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Here are the detailed figures for each nation:

– England

As of May 3, 13,072,543 people had received both doses of Covid-19 vaccine, according to NHS England.

This is the equivalent of 29.5% of the adult population.

Figures for age groups are available for vaccine doses up to April 25.

These show that an estimated 87% of people aged 80 and over are now fully vaccinated, along with 92% of 75 to 79-year-olds, 71% of people aged 70-74, 31% of people aged 65-69 and 20% of people aged 60-64.

For younger age groups, the estimates are 17% of 55-59 year-olds, 15% of 50-54 year-olds, 12% of 45-49 year-olds and 8% of people aged 16 to 44.

Some 65% of those identified as clinically extremely vulnerable have received both doses, along with 15% of those aged 16 to 64 classed as being in an “at risk” group or a carer.

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– Wales

As of May 3, 772,527 people had received both doses of Covid-19 vaccine, according to Public Health Wales.

This is the equivalent of 30.6% of the adult population.

Around 89% of people aged 80 and over and 75-79 are estimated to have received both doses, along with 84% of 70 to 74-year-olds, 39% of 65 to 69-year-olds and 20% of 60 to 64-year-olds.

Among younger age groups, around 18% of 55 to 59 year-olds are fully vaccinated, along with 17% of 50 to 54-year-olds, 14% of 40 to 49-year-olds, 11% of 30 to 39-year-olds and 8% of 18 to 29-year-olds.

Some 71% of people aged 16 to 69 and classed as clinically extremely vulnerable have had both doses.

An estimated 89% of care home residents, 78% of care home workers and 83% of health care workers are also fully vaccinated.

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– Scotland

As of 7.30am on May 4, 1,348,050 people had received both doses of Covid-19 vaccine, according to the Scottish Government.

This is the equivalent of 30.4% of the adult population.

An estimated 92% of people aged 80 and over have received both doses, as well as 91% of those aged 75-79, 89% of people aged 70-74, 73% of those aged 65-69 and 22% of those aged 60-64.

Among younger age groups, the estimates are 20% for people aged 55-59, 17% for 50-54, 14% for 40-49, 10% for 30-39 and 7% for 16-29.

Some 91% of residents of care homes for older adults are fully vaccinated, as well as 94% of staff in care homes, 81% of frontline health care workers, 68% of frontline social care workers, 77% of people who were advised to shield and 23% of 16-64 year-olds with underlying health conditions.

– Northern Ireland

As of May 3, 436,887 people had received both doses of Covid-19 vaccine, according to the Northern Ireland Department of Health.

This is the equivalent of 30.1% of the adult population.

Around 89% of people aged 80 and over are now fully vaccinated, along with 84% of people aged 70-79, 50% of 60-69 year-olds, 22% of 50-59 year-olds and 15% of 40-49 year-olds.

Some 12% of people aged 30-39 are also likely to have received both doses, along with 9% of those aged 18-29.

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