UK smashes Covid vaccine record for second day running with 873,000 doses given

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The UK has smashed its daily vaccine record for the second day running.

A further 873,784 doses have been given in the last 24 hours – equivalent to 1.3% of the country’s population being jabbed in a single day.

The news was tweeted by journalist Hugo Gye, of the I paper, with official Government figures to be published later.

There were 96,221 second doses among the latest vaccines.

A record 777,563 first doses were inoculated across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The surging numbers come with a bumper week of vaccines expected.

But the optimism is tempered by an expected break to UK supplies that will see first doses for the under-50s delayed, with only second doses administered predominantly in April.

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