Figures show that 65% of the Royal Navy (including the Royal Marines), 54% of the British Army and 67% of the Royal Air Force have had their first COVID-19 vaccine.
A Freedom of Information was submitted by a member of the public asking the following
“Can you please confirm the percentage of full-time regular, uniformed personnel who have received their 1st COVID-19 vaccine. Please also provide this by Service.”
The response stated that as at 28 June 2021, of the Defence Medical Services entitled UK Armed Forces personnel in service as at 1 May 2021, 59% had a COVID-19 vaccination recorded in their medical records.
This is broken down as follows by Service:
- 65% of Royal Navy (including Royal Marines) personnel.
- 54% of Army personnel
- 67% of Royal Air Force personnel
The Ministry of Defence say that the figures provided do not include non-entitled reserves, entitled or non-entitled civilians, foreign service, or non-UK military.
“Please note that COVID-19 vaccinations are provided predominately by the NHS, in line with the national vaccination rollout and direction of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). Information on vaccinations provided by the NHS is transferred to the military medical record, but due to any time lags with data transfer between systems, numbers presented are a minimum.”
What is the status of vaccination for the public?
Total number of people who have received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, reported up to the 24th of July 2021 is 46,563,452
Total number of people who have received the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine, reported up to the 24th of July 2021 is 37,160,659.
Total vaccinations given is 83,724,111.
As of last week, more than 46 million people have had a first vaccine dose which is around 90% of the adult population with more than 36 million (about 70% of adults) having had both doses.