A single shot of the Pfizer or Oxford vaccine offers dramatic protection against hospital admission and severe disease in older people, according to a new study from Public Health England (PHE).
The UK’s coronavirus vaccine rollout will receive a £1.65 billion boost to help it meet the target of offering a dose to every adult by July 31.
Nine out of 10 people aged 65 and over in England have had their first Covid vaccine, NHS leaders have announced.
The first cases of a new coronavirus variant first identified in Manaus have been identified in the UK, health officials have said.
More than 20 million people in the UK have now been given their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine, the Government has said.
Nearly two million people aged 60 to 63 in England are being invited to book a coronavirus jab as part of the continued expansion of the vaccine programme.
More than one million people in Wales are expected to have had a coronavirus vaccine by Saturday, the country’s chief medical officer has said.
The Government has set out who will be next to receive coronavirus vaccines once all the over-50s and most vulnerable have had their jabs.
Muslim leaders in Oldham are being asked to attend training sessions to help increase vaccine uptake after a recent survey found 50% of the community would reject the jab.
One in five adults in England aged under 70 have had their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, new data suggests.
Wales’ Health Minister has confirmed the country will aim to offer coronavirus vaccinations to its entire adult population by the end of July.
A single shot of the Pfizer vaccine cuts the chance of hospital admission and death from Covid-19 by more than 75% among the over-80s, according to real-world data from Public Health England (PHE).
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said that all adults in Scotland could be offered the first vaccine dose by July 31 – if supplies hold up.
Vaccination has been linked to a substantial reduction in the risk of Covid admissions to Scotland’s hospitals, a new landmark study has said.
Boris Johnson will set out a “cautious” plan to relax coronavirus restrictions when he unveils his road map out of lockdown, the Health Secretary has said, despite an accelerated target to offer vaccines to all adults by the end of July.
Matt Hancock has insisted the Government must take a “cautious” approach to easing lockdown restrictions despite an accelerated target to offer coronavirus vaccines to all adults by the end of July.
More than two thirds of people aged between 65 and 69 have had their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine just a week after invitations went out, NHS England has said.
All adults in the UK should be offered a coronavirus vaccine by the end of July, Boris Johnson has pledged.
Britain should not wait until it has a surplus of coronavirus vaccines to donate them to developing countries, the new head of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) has said.
A London-based GP has vowed to phone every patient from her surgery who has been offered but not accepted a coronavirus jab, as part of a campaign to combat vaccine hesitancy.
The UK policy of leaving 12 weeks between doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine boosts the jab’s effectiveness, a new study has found.
Coronavirus infections are dropping across the UK, new data suggests, as a study found that giving doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine 12 weeks apart improves protection.
Wales has become the first UK nation to administer the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccination to the equivalent of a third of its adult population.
Boris Johnson has told global leaders there is “no point” in vaccinating national populations if efforts are not made to ensure the “whole world” receives jabs.
The number of people with coronavirus in homes across the UK is dropping, according to new figures, as the reproduction number (R rate) also suggested a fall in infection.
The UK will donate its spare Covid-19 vaccines through a global scheme rather than attempt to use the life-saving treatments for “diplomatic leverage” with developing nations, a Government minister has said.
Vaccines are “doing the job” when it comes to cutting the number of people infected with Covid-19, a top scientific adviser has said.
The Scottish Government is to publish data on vaccine supplies following talks with UK ministers and jab providers.
Boris Johnson is awaiting new data on the impact of vaccines on coronavirus after stressing he will take a “cautious and prudent approach” to easing England’s third national lockdown.
Nicola Sturgeon has been accused of misleading the public on coronavirus vaccinations, as the Tories insisted a key target had been missed.