Wales has now vaccinated a greater share of its total population than any other country with more than one million people. Some 67.9 per cent of the 3.1 million people living in Wales have received a jab, compared to 63 per cent in second-placed Israel, 57.7 per cent in Canada and 56.7 per cent in Mongolia.
Nearly 85 per cent of adults in Wales have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, compared to 74.4 per cent in England, 73.3 per cent in Scotland, and 72.2 per cent in Northern Ireland.
Strategy consultant Paul Mainwood told the BBC last week that Wales’s success was likely due to the speed with which it had processed vaccines. The country usually administers vaccinations within a few days of receiving its allocation, compared to 10 to12 days in the case of the other UK nations.
Wales’ rapid roll-out also means that 55.3 per cent of those aged 18 to 30 have received a jab, when in England vaccinations have yet to be opened to under-30s.