BRITAIN has smashed its Covid daily vaccine record for the second day in a row.
Yesterday saw 844,000 more jabs administered across the UK in 24 hours.
Britain has smashed its Covid daily vaccine record for the second day in a rowCredit: AFP
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “Yesterday was a record-breaking day for the vaccine rollout, with 873,784 people receiving a jab.
“A huge thank you to everyone involved and please come forward to get your jab when you are invited to do so.”
It comes as Covid deaths in the UK today dropped to their lowest level in five months with 33 more fatalities recorded.
A further 5,312 people have also tested positive for the disease – bringing the total number of infections since the pandemic began to 4,296,583.
Today’s daily death toll brings the total number of Covid victims in the UK to 126,155.
Yesterday saw 844,000 more jabs administered across the UK in 24 hoursCredit: LNP
The latest number is the lowest deaths have been since October 4 when 33 fatalities were recorded.
It is also the third Sunday in a row deaths have fallen below 100 – but the figures are usually lower at the weekend due to a lag in reporting.
Meanwhile top vaccine experts have warned that social distancing will have to stay until at least every UK adult is vaccinated.
Professor Jeremy Brown, who is part of the Joint Committee on Vaccine and Immunisation said “some degree” of rules on staying apart would have to remain in place until July at the earliest, or infections would soar again.
And Dr Mary Ramsay of Public Health England warned social distancing and mask wearing could be in place for YEARS as the rest of the world scrambles to vaccinate its populations.
And the PM has vowed every UK adult will get a first dose of the vaccine by July.
But experts say social distancing and mask-wearing will have to continue after that – possibly even until the winter.