More than 10 million people in the United Kingdom have received a second dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, according to the latest government statistics.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson described the news as a “remarkable milestone.”
The health secretary urged people to get the jab “as soon as possible.”
“Second doses are crucial to maximising the strength and duration of your protection from Covid-19,” he added.
Sir Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, said: “The success of the NHS vaccination programme is not a happy accident. It is down to careful planning coupled with the sheer hard work and determination of doctors, nurses and countless other staff.”
Mr Hancock told the Commons the government was “on track” to offer a first dose to all adults in the UK by the end of July and uptake had been “astonishingly high,” at 94% for over-50s.