The Welsh Health Minister, Vaughan Gethiing has said that Wales have vaccinated more of their population than the rest of the “other UK nations,” in the last week.
The latest figures show that Wales have made “rapid progress” with the vaccine rollout, but Gething stressed they are not in a race with other nations.
On Wednesday figures showed that 462,497 people received their first dose of the vaccine, and increase of 22,857 from Tuesday, with the the number of second doses have risen by 94 to 1,160, according to Public Health Wales.
Wales has a population of over 3.1m, which means the country has now given an initial does of 14.7%.
During the Welsh Government’s press briefing, Gething said the rollout was going from “strength to strength.”
He gave thanks to all staff involved made up of NHS workers, GPs, the military, local authorities and volunteers.
He added, “In the last week we vaccinated more people, as a percentage of our population, than any of the other UK nations.
“But this isn’t a race between countries of the UK. This is a race against the virus. And it is one where we are making rapid progress.”
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