ALMOST 95 per cent of adults in Britain now have Covid antibodies from vaccinations or infections, data released yesterday shows.
The number with virus-busting blood cells has risen by about two per cent in the last two weeks.
And antibody prevalence among those aged 16 and 17 has jumped by 12 and 14 per cent respectively, according to the Office for National Statistics.
If people continue getting vaccination, virtually everyone in the UK will some level of protection by mid-September.
Professor Paul Hunter, of the University of East Anglia, said: “It’s highly reassuring that the vast majority of British adults have some degree of protection against Covid.
“But we shouldn’t get complacent. I would urge everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated.”
It comes as a super-fit bodybuilder died of Covid after refusing the jab.
Dad-of-one John Eyers, 42, loved rock climbing and had been scaling the Welsh mountains just four weeks before he passed away.
His heartbroken twin sister Jenny McCann said: “He was the fittest, healthiest person I knew.”
She said the family wanted “his story to save someone’s life”.