SAdditional doses of coronavirus vaccine given in the UK have exceeded initial doses for the first time.
A total of 270,526 second doses were recorded on Tuesday, against 224,590 first doses, according to the latest government figures.
Until now, the number of first shots per day has always been greater in number than the second shots.
But it is said that the second doses will likely exceed the first on most days over the next several weeks.
A total of 4.1 million people in the UK are now fully vaccinated against Covid-19, equivalent to about one in 13 adults (7.8%).
The second doses are likely to exceed the first doses on most days over the next few weeks.
The vaccine supply will be focused on giving second doses to people who had their first vaccine in January and February.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson, speaking at a press conference in Downing Street on Monday, said that “for many people April will be ‘second dose month’.”
A second dose of vaccine should be given within 12 weeks of the first.
The number of people in the UK who received both doses of the vaccine accelerated in March, from one million on March 4, two million on March 18, three million on March 25 and four million on March 30.
However, the deployment of the second jabs did not go at the same pace in the four countries of the United Kingdom.
In Wales, around one in six adults (17.4%) would now be fully vaccinated – well ahead of Northern Ireland (9.5%), Scotland (8.0%) and England (7 , 2%).
First-dose figures put England in the lead with 59.3% of adults, followed by Wales (56.6%), Scotland (55.5%) and Northern Ireland (51 , 6%).
A total of 30.9 million people in the UK have now received a first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.
The government has set itself the goal of providing a first shot to all members of the nine main priority groups – estimated at 32 million people – by mid-April.