ONE million doses of the coronavirus vaccine have been administered across Wales and more than one in three of the Welsh adult population have received at least one dose, according to the government.

Data released on Saturday shows that 916,316 people – more than 38 per cent of Wales’ adult population – have received at least one dose and combined with the 89,053 second doses also delivered, that means 1,005,389 doses altogether have been given in the 12 weeks since the roll-out started.

Last Wednesday, Welsh health minister Vaughan Gething confirmed many unpaid carers, eligible disabled people and those with severe mental illness are part of cohort six, the current group being vaccinated.

It was also announced that Wales aims to have offered vaccinations to every eligible adult by July 31, as long as supply is maintained.

He said: “One million doses delivered is a fantastic testament to the incredible hard-work and efforts of all those involved in Wales’ vaccine roll-out.

"To have reached such an incredible marker within just 12 weeks of the first vaccines arriving in the country should not be underestimated.

“Our vaccine programme continues at pace, and as long as supplies allow, we will vaccinate every adult by the end of July. I want to reassure people that no one will be left behind – anyone who wants a vaccine will get one.”

The data shows that 91.2 per cent of over 80s, 93.4 per cent of 75 to 79 year olds, 92.9 per cent of 70 to 74 year olds and 87.6 per cent of those classes as clinically extreme vulnerable have all been vaccinated, as well as more than 162,941 front-line health and social care workers.

A Welsh Government spokesman added: "Once someone has had the vaccine, we ask everyone to follow the same steps to keep themselves and Wales safe: wear a mask, keep a two-metre distance, wash your hands regularly and keep rooms as well ventilated as possible.

"You will be invited to for an appointment when it is your turn – do not call your local health services, unless you are asked to do so or think you should have been in the top four priority groups (over 70, clinically extreme vulnerable or a front-line health and social care worker)."