U.K. Has Now Given Over Five Million Covid-19 Vaccine Doses

A patient is given a sticker after receiving the AstraZeneca Plc and the University of Oxford Covid-19 vaccine at the Royal Health & Wellbeing Centre in Oldham, U.K., on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. Boris Johnson's government is pinning its hopes on a mass vaccination program to reduce hospitalizations and ultimately deaths, and aims to slowly lift restrictions from March to allow the economy to re-open. Photographer: Anthony Devlin/Bloomberg
A patient is given a sticker after receiving the AstraZeneca Plc and the University of Oxford Covid-19 vaccine at the Royal Health & Wellbeing Centre in Oldham, U.K., on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. Boris Johnson's government is pinning its hopes on a mass vaccination program to reduce hospitalizations and ultimately deaths, and aims to slowly lift restrictions from March to allow the economy to re-open. Photographer: Anthony Devlin/Bloomberg

(Bloomberg) -- The U.K. has now administered over five million coronavirus vaccine jabs across the country, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a tweet on Thursday.

The government intends to vaccinate about 15 million of the people who are most vulnerable to the disease and carers by mid-February.

Yesterday, the country registered its deadliest day yet during the pandemic, with more than 1,800 deaths recorded in 24 hours.