Latest figure comes as nearly two million people aged 60 to 63 in England have been sent letters inviting them to book a jab
NHS England says letters will start landing on doormats from Monday
'We've spoken to a lot of people about it and the uptake has been amazing so far'
Dr Zahid Chauhan has worked on the frontline throughout the coronavirus pandemic
Professor Sir Mark Walport has backed the government's plan
"Giving priority to certain professions would not be as effective or as fast in reducing deaths and hospitalisations"
Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation considered whether groups such as teachers and police officers should be vaccinated next
The Health Secretary will speak from Downing Street on who will get the jab next
Nine more people have died with the virus and more than 300 new positive cases have been recorded
A total of 17,582,121 people in the UK have received a first dose