Every single British adult could have a Covid vaccine as early as July as the UK's race for immunisation picks up speed, secret Government data suggests.

The Scottish Government came under fire earlier this week for publishing the closely guarded stats about the vaccine rollout on its website.

The figures were deleted from the page after the UK Government complained that they created problems for pharmaceutical companies - but not before some quick-witted internet users saved a copy.

They reveal Britain appears to be on target to deliver its promise of 15 million Covid vaccines for vulnerable people by mid-February.

32 million vulnerable people are expected to get their first jab by March
32 million vulnerable people are expected to get their first jab by March

Sky News claimed the data shows every Brit could get a dose by mid-July, if Scotland is provided the jabs in line with its per capita share of the UK population.

The Scottish government has said its numbers are based on a worst-case scenario given by Westminster.

It has also allowed for 5 per cent wastage despite the real amount of wastage currently being closer to 1 per cent.

The numbers shed light on why Whitehall sources yesterday told the Mirror they were 'confident' that the Government can offer the vaccine to 32 million people before the end of March.

Officially the NHS is aiming to inoculate over-50s, shielders and NHS and care home staff by the end of April.

But government sources now claim they may hit the target earlier, with the supply ramping up as high as 500,000 doses per week.

Every Brit could be offered the vaccine by mid-July

AstraZeneca has told ministers it expects to reach 2million doses a week of its jab alone by mid-February, on top of the Pfizer jab.

Despite the hopeful claims, the government is still refusing to publish data on the supply of vaccines into the UK for security reasons.

Its vaccine plan concedes there is a "potential bottleneck" due to a global shortage of 'fill-finish' capacity - getting the jab into vials.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: "We were seeking to be clear on the targets we are setting for the numbers of people vaccinated, then to get people as much assurance as we can, subject all the caveats that we still have to put in place about the supply flows that we're expecting.

"But the UK Government's got some commercial confidentiality concerns about that so we're having a discussion with them about what can be published."