Boris Johnson receives second dose of Covid vaccine
Boris Johnson has received his second dose of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine.
The Prime Minister received his blow at the Francis Crick Institute in central London on Thursday evening.
Mr Johnson gave a thumbs up after the jab and said he “didn’t feel a thing”, the same reaction he gave to his first dose at St Thomas’s Hospital in central London in March.
The second injection came just under 11 weeks after his first dose on March 19 and was administered by Dr James Black.
Mr Johnson thanked Dr Black, who said he volunteers at the vaccination center once a week while continuing his work on blood cancer research at the institute.
The Prime Minister spent several days in intensive care at St Thomas Hospital after contracting Covid-19 in the spring of 2020.
The news comes the same day that half of adults in the UK would have received both doses of a vaccine, new figures show, and a day after the government announced that three-quarters of adults had received their first dose. .
A total of 26,422,303 second doses have now been administered since the vaccination rollout began almost six months ago.
This is the equivalent of 50.2% of all people aged 18 and over.
In England 22,442,383 second doses were administered, equivalent to 50.7% of the adult population.