Vaccine teams across Wales have been praised for the "remarkable achievement" of rolling out coronavirus jabs six weeks ahead of schedule, with every adult set to receive a vaccination invite by next week.

Some 85 per cent of adults in Wales have now received their first dose, and 58 per cent are now fully vaccinated against Covid-19, the Welsh Government announced today.

The number of people who are accepting their vaccine invites and getting the jab has in every age group surpassed the 75 per cent target set by ministers, the government added.

First minister Mark Drakeford said he was "very proud to say that Wales has one of the best Covid vaccination programmes in the world".

On the speed of the vaccine rollout, he added: “This is a remarkable achievement and a tribute to the hard work of all those involved in the programme – to all those doing the complex work of planning behind the scenes and to the thousands of people vaccinating and helping to run the clinics across the country.

“You are doing a fantastic job. I am incredibly proud and thankful for everything you are doing to help protect Wales from this awful virus.”

The announcement comes as the government begins to lay out plans for possible booster jabs over the coming months.

Today, health minister Eluned Morgan published the nation's updated Vaccine Strategy, saying she expected every adult in Wales to have been offered their second jab by the end of September.

Anyone who declined a jab the first time round will be given another opportunity to be vaccinated, she said.

On booster jabs and potential vaccinations for under-18s, Morgan said there were "a number of clinical trials under way".

"The JCVI (the UK-wide Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation) will be considering all the evidence and providing advice on the way forward in the coming weeks," she said. 

Wales will set up an online booking system in the autumn to allow people to amend and book appointments which are convenient for them, Morgan said, adding that the system could also be used for other vaccines "moving forward".

The health minister said she was "determined this next phase in our fight against the Coronavirus is as successful as our previous phases in helping keep Wales safe".

"I would like to thank all those involved in the vaccine rollout, as well as the more than two million individuals who have taken up their offer of vaccination," she added. "For those who have not yet taken up the offer, it is never too late and I urge you to arrange an appointment through your local health board."