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.

 

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Gunbuster
Gunbuster
1 month ago

Right rant on!

There is one thing guarenteed to wind up current (and former) Jack and Jenny…
They /We are Matlots not Troops!

Rant over… Now back to sweating in 40 degs heat and 20+% humidity fixing ships!

Andy P
Andy P
1 month ago
Reply to  Gunbuster

It irks me when the news describe servicemen/women automatically as soldiers. I’m far too lazy to write in and moan about it though.

Dern
Dern
1 month ago
Reply to  Gunbuster

Yeah but the Army are Troops and there are more of us so guess we’re going with our collective nouns XD

Gunbuster
Gunbuster
1 month ago
Reply to  Dern

I beleive the collective noun for Baboons is also a Troop?…Go figure 🙂

Whilst a crew is probably ok for matelots I have always found that a Bimmble of Matlots is the best collective noun description!
( Walk or travel at a leisurely pace). 🙂

Martyn Palmer
Martyn Palmer
1 month ago

Anyone remember Gulf War Syndrome, where servicemen were injected with an experimental potion?

Andrew
Andrew
1 month ago
Reply to  Martyn Palmer

No. Care to share more on this?

The Artist Formerly Known As Los Pollos Chicken
The Artist Formerly Known As Los Pollos Chicken
1 month ago
Reply to  Martyn Palmer

Aye , I worked with a guy (now retired) who was in GW1 RAF reg ,and told me how he declined. Shame the 30,000 or so who foolishly took it and have/are still paying the price with their health hadn’t declined aswell.

seems there’s no shortage of folks still these days who want to get injected with experimental medical procedures.😉🦠

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇬🇧

Martyn Palmer
Martyn Palmer
1 month ago

No known cure for stupid

Airborne
Airborne
1 month ago

That sounds a little strange as if you were deploying you would be getting the required jabs, no argument or you didn’t go in theatre. But Artist him being RAF Reg probably meant that sitting in the cafe at Akrotiri was a combat op for him and his lumi vest warriors…….😇

The Artist Formerly Known As Los Pollos Chicken
The Artist Formerly Known As Los Pollos Chicken
1 month ago
Reply to  Airborne

Strange? He was a legend and a gentleman who had a great humour so much you could rip him about his Rock Ape status and he wouldn’t get upset I have no reason to doubt him. My profession still has many ex forces ,marines , airforce , army the whole village people setup😜 and infact I have 1 guy on my team (recent arrival )who refused a certain jag ( I think anthrax?) prior to deployment. I forget what it was but I’ll ask him and get details of op, where it was, what jags they were given. I have… Read more »

Airborne
Airborne
1 month ago

Hey mate, not saying hes waffling just suprised that people managed to refsue the required vaccinations and still deployed. And dont worry, my love for our RAF Reg cousins knows no bounds…..I have one as a son in law!!!!! I know I know, at least the entrance to my house and drive will be safe….

The Artist Formerly Known As Los Pollos Chicken
The Artist Formerly Known As Los Pollos Chicken
1 month ago
Reply to  Airborne

Aye min I know what you are saying all I can do is take these guys at their word when they regale.

😂 yes the raf reg boys seem to get a particular ribbing from the rest but spot on you have a secure entrance and drive👍🏻😎

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇬🇧

Gunbuster
Gunbuster
1 month ago

Well I am fine and lots of other former and current Jack and Jenny I know have had no adverse effects….And as my self and Airborne have discussed previously we all got a lot of jabs all within days of each other irrespective of being in date for a jab or not. My arms where literally like pin cushions. Anthrax was nasty no denying that … but then again taking NAPS tablets 3 times a day for months wasnt great or having to take Larium anti maleria which has some very, very iffy side effects. Luckily matleots didnt do shore… Read more »

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The Artist Formerly Known As Los Pollos Chicken
The Artist Formerly Known As Los Pollos Chicken
1 month ago
Reply to  Gunbuster

GB yes I hear what your saying I’m just not convinced that the cause is so easily explained away. There was a study done by a US team of scientists which found symptoms of the illness were the same for service personnel who received the injections whether or not they served in the gulf. The Tulane medical school in Louisiana tested more than 300 former US military personnel who were given vaccinations to go to the Gulf: 95% tested positive for squalene antibodies.  veterans from both sides of the Atlantic were tested, including 20 who were given preparatory injections but… Read more »

Airborne
Airborne
1 month ago
Reply to  Gunbuster

Spot on mate, most likley all that crap that was sprayed around the tents to kill the flying nasties!

Airborne
Airborne
1 month ago
Reply to  Martyn Palmer

Nope pretty much not true. The main issue was the number, and speed of the various injections to get everyone up to speed with vaccinations, to include anthrax (which effected many people). Remover the old BAOR etc wasn’t as set up for expeditionary warfare as we are now, and being up to date and receiving regular injections is now commonplace.