More than two million people in Wales have had a Covid-19 vaccine in Wales, latest figures released today reveal.

The official figures also show that almost three million total doses of the vaccine have been administered in Wales in just six months.

This means 80% of all adults in Wales have received their first vaccine and one in three adults have received their second dose to complete the course.

Wales’ new Health Minister Eluned Morgan said: "This is a fantastic achievement in such a short space of time. I’m incredibly proud and grateful to the thousands of people – NHS staff, military personnel and volunteers – who have worked so hard across the country to reach this milestone.

"Vaccination is making a real difference to the course of this pandemic. Every dose delivered is a small victory against this awful virus."

Dr Gill Richardson, Wales’ Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Vaccines, said people are still being urged to attend for a vaccine when given an appointment.

She said: "95 per cent of those in the most vulnerable groups have had at least their first dose, and we are now making great progress through the younger age groups.

"Uptake has been much higher than predicted but it’s really important that when you’re called for your appointment – whether it’s your first or second dose – that you go. Every vaccination counts."

The government said Wales continues to be on target to achieve the aim of offering vaccination to all eligible adults by the end of July.

Concerns have been raised that the so-called Indian strain of coronavirus could halt the easing of restrictions. In England the UK government's health secretary Matt Hancock has said local lockdowns cannot be ruled out if the strain spreads more rapidly.

Speaking on the BBC's Politics Wales programme the Welsh Government's economy minister Vaughan Gething Wales has a "benign public health situation" at present but the government has to be aware of the possibility the new strain may not be controlled by the vaccines.

Mr Gething, who had been health minister before this week's reshuffle, said the Welsh Government is "generally concerned" as cases had "taken off" in some areas of England due to the Indian strain with "clear evidence of community transition."

He said: "That doesn't mean the vaccines will be ineffective, they may be less effective, potentially."

He was also asked about reducing the gap between first and second doses of the vaccine, as the government has done in England in response to the Indian variant, but Mr Gething said that would disrupt the roll out of first doses.