COVID vaccine: One third of people across Falkirk have now had first jag

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A third of people across Falkirk have received the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, figures reveal.

Public Health Scotland data shows 44,906 people had received their first jag by March 3.

That was up 7% from 42,071 a week earlier.

It means 34% of people aged 16 and over in Falkirk have now received their first dose, using the latest Scottish population estimates.

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Across Scotland, almost 1.7 million people received a jab by March 3, equating to 37% of the population.

The data up to March shows 1 million people aged 65 and over had received their first jab across Scotland – 97% of the age group.

Public Health Scotland's vaccination rollout began on December 8, with doses given first to care home staff and residents, frontline health workers and people aged 80 and over.

They are being followed by people aged 70 and over, those aged 65 and over and people who are clinically extremely vulnerable.

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