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Covid news – live: Public urged to ‘play their part’ as government on track for 2m vaccinations a week

UK Covid-19 vaccinations: Latest figures

Ministers are urging the public to “play their part” as the government is on track to reach its target of vaccinating two million people a week against coronavirus after more than 324,000 doses were administered in the space of 24 hours.

More than 3.5 million people in the UK having now received their first dose of the vaccine, Boris Johnson said, as he celebrated those helping the “fantastic national effort”. He added: "Help our NHS by staying at home to save lives."

Meanwhile, Matt Hancock, the health secretary, said people should also sign up to clinical trials for vaccines and treatments, and stay informed with accurate and trusted NHS advice.

He urged the public to commit to "three pledges" to support the rollout, saying: "Everyone has a part to play in this national effort - to protect our NHS, our loved ones and other people's loved ones too."

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Good morning and welcome to the latest coronavirus updates as ministers are urging the public to “play their part” as the government is on track to reach its target of vaccinating two million people a week against the virus.

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