UK Hits Vaccine Milestone, Warns of ‘Deadly’ Misinformation

Three-quarters of Britain's adult population has received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, the government said.

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Britain's Health Secretary Matt Hancock delivers a speech on the COVID-19 vaccine programme at the Jenner institute in Oxford, England, Wednesday, June 2, 2021. (Jacob King/Pool Photo via AP)
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LONDON (AP) — Three-quarters of Britain’s adult population has received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, the government said Wednesday, as it warned that “deadly” misinformation was undermining the global inoculation effort. The Department of Health said that 75.2% of people 18 and over in the U.K. have received a shot, and 49.5% are fully vaccinated after two doses. Britain is racing to vaccinate all adults and curb a more contagious delta variant…

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