Residents at “every eligible care home” in England have been offered the coronavirus vaccine, England’s National Health Service (NHS) said Monday.
Residents at more than 10,000 care homes have been offered vaccines, an achievement UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson described as a “crucial milestone.”
The UK is vaccinating its citizens at one of the fastest rates in the world, partly due to a decision to extend the length of time between people getting the first and second doses.
More than 8.9 million people across the UK have received a first dose, and 491,053 people have had a second, according to the most recent government data.
Nearly 600,000 doses were administered in the UK on Saturday, marking the highest daily record for the country’s vaccination program.