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More than half of all adults in England have had first COVID vaccine

FILE PHOTO: UK flag is reflected in a drop on a syringe needle in this illustration photo taken March 16, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

LONDON (Reuters) - More than half of all adults in England have had their first COVID-19 vaccine, the health service said on Thursday, after a bumper 708,927 first and second shots were distributed on Wednesday.

The health service said over nine in 10 people aged 65 and over have taken up the offer of a shot.

Reporting by Kate Holton; Editing by Alistair Smout

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